Bolsonaro breaks silence 2 days after Brazil election

Bolsonaro breaks silence 2 days after Brazil election: ready to transfer power but did not publicly admit defeat

Nov 2, 2022 - 09:16
Bolsonaro breaks silence 2 days after Brazil election

Jair Bolsonaro has agreed to a transfer of power after the defeat in the Brazilian election. However, he has clearly not accepted his defeat. He addressed the nation two days after the election results. During this, he neither talked about election fraud nor congratulated Lula da Silva on the victory.

In a 2-minute speech, Bolsonaro asked his supporters to maintain peace in the country and lauded the achievements of his government. At the same time, he said – I have always worked according to the Constitution and will continue to do so. Not once did he admit his defeat or whether the elections were free and fair. Bolsonaro's chief of staff Ciro Nogueira said the government would hand over power to the incoming government. He said- the current President Bolsonaro has asked me to start the process of transfer of power on the basis of law.

After Lula's victory, the eyes of the world were on Bolsonaro's reaction. Bolsonaro had already made it clear that if he lost the election, he would follow the path of former US President Donald Trump and would not accept the results. His claim was that he could lose the election only in one case, that is, if it was rigged.

He also asked his supporters not to accept the election results. After this, Bolsonaro supporters were seen roaming freely with weapons in many places, despite orders not to carry weapons 100 meters from the polling stations. He was engaged in threatening the voters.

After the defeat of Bolsonaro, protests were seen in many areas of the country. His supporters blocked the roads. Violent clashes broke out between protesters and police in some cities. Federal Highway Police (PRF) executive director Marco Tonio Territo de Barroso said – protesters have blocked 267 roads. The road to the country's largest airport was also blocked, due to which many flights were cancelled. People were protesting with banners written 'Lula no'.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer