Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro acknowledged on Sunday that the elections had proven he was “willing to change”, but he was outscored in the second round ahead of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. , promised to show the country that ‘it can’t change… bad’.
Lula won 48.3% in the elections held this Sunday, “with complete confidence” to 43.2% won by far-right presidents and leaders seeking re-election when achieved on Oct. 30. won by comparison.
Although he did not finish conceding Lula’s victory, Bolsonaro did not question the outcome, convinced that “many votes were directed at the state of the people” and “he felt the price of the product rise”. to the inflation that sparked the covid-19 pandemic, exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“We have a second round ahead,” and “will be able to show the public that inflation is going down,” the government said through a range of subsidies approved in recent months “to the poorest.” It will be possible to show that we are not discontinuing our services.
Addressing journalists at the entrance of his official residence in Brasilia, the president said: “I understand that you want change, but certain changes can be for the worse.
A leader of the far right, he was convinced he had more time in his second-round campaign to explain to Brazilians that “changes to the left are always bad.”
Citing the cases of Argentina, Chile and Colombia as examples, he cited countries whose rights have been disenfranchised by progressive leaders in recent years, arguing that Brazilians “cannot risk losing their freedom”.
According to Bolsonaro, “Brazilians will have nothing to gain and much to lose” with Lula’s potential return to power, which he held between 2003 and 2010.
Among the things that society may have to “resign” if a progressive leader wins, Mr Bolsonaro said that “religious freedom” and that his government should “respect” “family” and “traditional values”. He assured me that there is a “respect” that he has for “view”.