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Brazil: Defeated in the presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro remains silent

Brazil: Defeated in the presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro remains silent

Bolsonarian truckers have blocked highways in at least 16 states as Brazil anxiously waits for the head of state to concede defeat. Did not agree Election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Security has been tightened in Brasilia As a remedy Near the Place des Trois Pouvoirs, it houses the presidential palace, the Supreme Court and parliament, anticipating the arrival of pro-Bolsonaro demonstrators.

After losing by a narrow margin (50.9% against 49.1%) on Sunday, the current head of state – until his transfer of power on January 1 – remains isolated in his official residence in Alvorada, Brasilia.

He went to Planalto Palace, the seat of the presidency, on Monday morning and returned to his residence in the afternoon, without even making a small announcement, a photographer said.AFP.

This heavy silence that Lula said He was worried On Sunday evening, many Brazilians were reminded that Jair Bolsonaro had repeatedly threatened not to recognize the election verdict if he lost.

Already anticipating trouble, Lula expected on Sunday Govt [sortant] Civilized And understand itGood delegation of power is essential.

This uncertain environment was reflected in the volatility of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, the first financial center in Latin America, which, after starting in the red, ended the session up 1.36% after several variations.


Bolsonaro Forced from his throne and we will bring him back to power with our strength, we, a bunch of truckersSaidAFP Ezequias, a 40-year-old truck driver, said he only wanted to give his first name.

He took part Monday in the blockade of the highway between Rio de Janeiro and the financial capital Sao Paulo in Barra Mansa in the southeast, it is not known if the movement was spontaneous or coordinated.

People are walking in the middle of the highway blocked by heavy trucks.

Brazilian truckers block a road in the Florianopolis metropolitan area, Oct. 31, 2022, to protest Jair Bolsonaro’s defeat in the second round of presidential elections the day before.

Photo: dpa / Anderson Coelho via Getty Images

Barrages of burning tires or vehicles lined roads in the mid-western region of Mato Grosso. Concession Rota OsteA highway manager in this agricultural state that votes for Bolsonaro, but also the Bolsonaroist strongholds of Parana and Santa Catarina roads in the south of the country.

While the risk of short-term protests is high, a serious institutional crisis is low.However, Eurasia Group Consultants predicted.

Amazon’s protection

Lula’s victory was praised all over the world Through the avalanche of messages from foreign leaders to the European Commission from Washington, London, Paris, Beijing, Moscow, New Delhi or Buenos Aires, many of whom, after four years, expressed their impatience to restore solid and productive relations with Brasilia. Diplomatic isolation under Jair Bolsonaro.

The president-elect received a visit in Sao Paulo from Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, a longtime ally. Working together to strengthen relationships between two countries.

Lula also spoke on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Several leaders took the opportunity to remind Lula of how important protecting the Amazon, which has broken deforestation records since 2019, is to the future of the planet.

Norway, the main funder of the world’s largest tropical forest preserve, has announced that it will freeze the release of its funds from 2019.

Brazil is poised to reclaim its leadership in the fight against the climate crisis […]. Brazil and the planet need a living AmazonLula was launched in his victory speech on Sunday evening.

Lula’s government will have to restore resources to organizations monitoring deforestation in the Amazon, greatly weakened by cuts in credits, severance and total impunity for traffickers of all kinds.

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