Incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to deliver a speech on the election results on Tuesday. Communications Minister Fabio Faria said on Monday that Bolsonaro would not comment yet in order to work quietly on his speech. It is not known whether he will recognize the election results.
The right-wing Bolsonaro lost Sunday’s presidential election in a volatile race. His rival, former leftist president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, won 50.9 percent of the vote. He himself received 49.1% of the vote.
In the run-up to the election, Bolsonaro suggested that he would not give in to the loss. But nothing has been heard from him since the results were announced. But Vice President Hamilton Muraw called Lola on Monday to congratulate him. Bolsonaro’s advisors were advising him to accept the outcome.
In many parts of the country, truck drivers closed roads on Monday to show their support for Bolsonaro. The president cut diesel prices and truck drivers are an important group among his constituents. According to Minister Faria, Bolsonaro would like to break the blockade.
Lula, 77, wants to improve the situation of the 33 million starving Brazilians now as quickly as possible. It also pledges to stop the destruction of the Amazon region and seeks “fair global trade.”
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