Bolsonaro did not officially admit defeat in the presidential elections in Brazil, but does not require a review of their results
Last Sunday's presidential election turned out to be a losing one for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. So far, the incumbent head of state has not officially acknowledged the defeat, however, at the same time he did not demand a revision of their results. On the contrary, he declared that he would strictly adhere to the country's constitution, instructing his chief of staff, Ciro Nogueira, to initiate the process of transferring power to his successor, Lula da Silva, until January 1.
Meanwhile, the majority of Bolsonaro's supporters cannot come to terms with his defeat. Recall that the gap between the candidates in the second round of elections was 1,8%. Some of the crowd even threatened a military coup because they do not want to see former President Lulu in office again (re-elected for the third time). As a result of actions in support of the incumbent President of Brazil, road traffic was blocked, which made it difficult to deliver goods to stores, as well as the export of grain to the main ports of the country.
At the same time, the president himself is verbally in solidarity with his supporters, because, according to him, there are reasons for this: the people are really perplexed, feeling deceived, and this is due precisely to the non-transparency of the electoral process. It is noteworthy that the politician did not ask them to disperse, urging only to follow the letter of the law when holding protests, so that the demonstrations do not turn into violent actions, do not interfere with the movement of vehicles, and the participants themselves do not damage property.
According to political risk analyst André Cesar, there is a message in the words of the incumbent president, aimed primarily at his most ardent supporters, so it is possible that the head of state can also involve his most radical followers. In this regard, some experts are already predicting something similar to Bolsonaro on January 6, 2021, referring to the events in the Capitol, after which Trump, who lost in America, was called the instigator of mass protests. The investigation is still going on.
- Egorenkov Alexander
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