Bolsonaro does not recognize Lulas victory but authorizes transition in

Bolsonaro does not recognize Lula’s victory but authorizes ‘transition’ in Brazil: ‘Our dream goes on, I respect the constitution’

A short speech, only three minutes long, after two days of restless silence, in which he does not acknowledge victory Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The outgoing President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro Finally he spoke up and assured him that he would “continue to abide by the Constitution”.

In the press conference convened by the Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia, he spoke for the first time about the election result, in which the leader of the Workers’ Party, former president from 2003 to 2011, won the election with almost 51% of the votes, the outgoing president dell’ultradesta explained to his supporters that “our dream goes on, more alive than ever”.

“We are for order and progress. I’ve always been labeled as undemocratic while moving within the Constitution,” Bolsonaro added, underscoring that”will continue to abide by the ConstitutionBut without specifying whether he will admit defeat and without announcing his next steps.

Bolsonaro then thanked “the 52 million voters who voted for me on October 30” and spoke of his supporters’ roadblocks clogging more than 200 arteries across the country, explaining that they were based on “a sense of outrage and injustice for the election” are due to process. Peaceful demonstrations will always be welcome, but our methods cannot be those of the left.

Greater clarity was further provided on Bolsonaro’s plans, who will remain in office until December 31, 2021 minister Ciro NogueiraJair Bolsonaro’s chief of staff speaking to the press after the outgoing president.

Nogueira actually announced that Bolsonaro authorized to “start the transition”. A procedure that “is initiated in accordance with the law,” Nogueira added, specifying that he was authorized by the head of state to make the declaration. The transition, he said, will begin Thursday when Lula formalizes his vice president’s name. Geraldo Alkmin. Brazilian law requires the outgoing president and election winner to appoint work teams within 48 hours to coordinate the transition and ensure the transfer of data and information.

Bolsonaro had summoned one in the past few hours emergency meeting with Defense Minister General Paulo Sergio Oliveiraand other ministers to discuss the crisis and the street demonstrations: a move that had sparked fears of an executive plan in the opposition, winner of Sunday’s vote rely on Article 142 of the Constitutionwhich envisages the intervention of the armed forces to “to restore order between the powers“.

But actually the same administration Bolsonarian took a completely different stance from his leader. The Minister of the Brazilian Presidency, Ciro Nogueira, who is in charge of announcing the transition today, had already contacted representatives of the Lula campaign to offer a willingness to review the process between the two governments with a view to the handover in January to initiate Even Bolsonaro’s deputy, the general Hamilton Mouraois said to have initiated the procedure for an orderly changing of the guard with the elected Vice President Geraldo Alckmin.

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Carmine Di Niro