BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday didn’t concede the election he misplaced to leftist Lula da Silva in a short speech that marked his first feedback since outcomes have been launched two days in the past.
However afterward, Chief-of-Workers Ciro Nogueira informed reporters that Bolsonaro has licensed him to start the transition course of.
Bolsonaro’s tackle didn’t point out election outcomes, however he mentioned he’ll proceed to comply with the foundations of the nation’s structure.
“I’ve at all times been labeled as anti-democratic and, not like my accusers, I’ve at all times performed throughout the 4 strains of the structure,” Bolsonaro, flanked by greater than a dozen ministers and allies, informed reporters within the official residence in capital Brasilia.
Bolsonaro misplaced Sunday’s race by a skinny margin, garnering 49.1% of the vote to da Silva’s 50.9%, in accordance with the nation’s electoral authority. It was the tightest presidential race since Brazil’s return to democracy in 1985 and marks the primary time Bolsonaro has misplaced an election in his 34-year political profession, together with seven races for a seat in Congress’ Decrease Home.
Very like former U.S. President Donald Trump, whom Bolsonaro brazenly admires, the far-right incumbent has repeatedly questioned the reliability of the nation’s electoral system, claiming digital voting machines are vulnerable to fraud. He by no means offered any proof, even when ordered to take action by the electoral courtroom.
That has led many political analysts to warn that Bolsonaro seemed to be laying the groundwork to reject election outcomes.
In current days, and with no public assertion from Bolsonaro, truck drivers and different supporters of his blocked a whole bunch of roads throughout the nation. Many mentioned the election had been fraudulent and a few known as for navy intervention and for Congress and the Supreme Courtroom to be disbanded.
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