Jair Bolsonaro, who will be replaced in office by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Sunday, left this Friday for the United States, shortly after addressing his followers and asking for a tough opposition to the next Government.
Before traveling to Orlando on a presidential plane, the head of state broke the almost absolute silence he had maintained since last October’s elections, but made no allusion to his intention to leave the country before the president’s inauguration. elect.
That way, Bolsonaro will not comply with the institutional tradition of the transfer of the presidential sasha barely symbolic gesture but one that has been respected by all the leaders since Brazil regained democracy in 1985, after 21 years of dictatorship.
Official sources confirmed to the agency EFE that the vice president was left in charge of the government, Hamilton Mouraoas is usual when the president travels abroad.
Neither Bolsonaro nor the Government have given any details about the tripbut according to sources from his personal environment quoted by the local press, his intention is to spend at least three months outside the country.
Before leaving, he urged his followers to stand firm against Lula in a live broadcast on his social networks, broadcast in his last moments at the official residence of the Presidency.
“We are not going to believe that the world ends this January 1” with the inauguration of Luladeclared Bolsonaro sobbing, and asked those who support him “not to throw in the towel or stop making opposition”, although peacefully and within the constitutional framework.
The pronouncement lasted just over an hour and Bolsonaro did not finish acknowledging his defeat in the elections nor did he congratulate Lula.
On the contrary, he insisted that he was a “victim” of electoral justice “that was not partial” and that, in his opinion, favored the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) with various decisions.
He reiterated that his “freedom” and that of the groups of followers who support him were “cut off” and they were “prevented” from denouncing the failures that, as he insists without any proof, the electronic voting system that has been used in Brazil since 1996 has. .
Without citing Lula by name, he predicted that “The new government that comes there is going to create many problems” and it is going to “impose a disastrous ideology on the country that did not work anywhere in the world.”
He also justified the demonstrations held by far-right activists at the gates of the barracks, where they demand a military coup to prevent Lula’s investiture and keep him in power.
In your opinion, They are a “reaction” to an electoral process that “did not have all the transparency”which led to “a mass of people taking to the streets and protesting.”
He stressed that he did not call these mobilizations, but insisted that it is “a peaceful, orderly protest that respects the laws” and constitutes “a spontaneous demonstration of the people.”
He distanced himself, however, from some violent actions that have been attributed to some of these protesting groups, among which is the planting of a bomb in a tanker truck that was heading to the Brasilia airport and which was deactivated in time by the Policeman.
“We do not want a worse Brazil”, but “we have to respect our law and the Constitution”, said Bolsonaro, who maintained that “From now on, any demonstration (against Lula’s government) is welcome.”
According to the far-right leader, his motto “God, Homeland, Family and Liberty will not be lost” and should now be the guide “of all patriots” who want “the return of a country with order and progress ”.
With information from EFE