Brasilia.- Absolutely silence. In an unprecedented event in Brazilian democracy, Jair Bolsonaro completed this Monday, more than 24 hours later, without commenting on the election defeat Before Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, while one of his sons and aide accepted the blow, allaying fears of a possible challenge to the election’s decision.
In the middle of the afternoon on Monday, Senator flavio bolsonaroThe president’s son and campaign coordinator, He became the first member of the presidential clan to break the silence.
President’s son thanked everyone in Brazil who “He helped save patriotism, he prayed, he prayed, he took to the streets and sweated it out for a country that was on the right track and voted Bolsonaro the biggest vote of his life”In a message on Twitter.
With the recognition of the President’s expressive vote receiving 58.2 million votes—as compared to 2018 and the first round of this year—, Bolsonarism began to think about how he would manage the political capital with which the former army captain Planalto would leave the Palace.
Campaign’s political coordinator Flavio harassed right-wing followers: “We are going to raise our heads and we are not going to give up our Brazil. God is in control.”
The president’s family, very active on social networks, was making almost a day without posting anything After the defeat against the Workers’ Party (PT).
Later, the Rio de Janeiro senator returned to the network and left a message in a more emotional tone: “Dad, I’m with you for whatever comes your way.”
Bolsonaro started the day after the defeat at the Planalto Palace, where he arrived early in silence and avoided contact with reporters.
as he knew CountryThe President met with his closest aides, among them his Vice President of Formulary, Gen. Walter Braga Netto, The president listened to directions to pronounce himself as soon as possible to recognize the result, something that had already been done by the heads of the main powers on Sunday.
In the afternoon, Bolsonardo left Planalto and returned to Alvorada, the official residence, where reporters awaited his words.
Bolsonaro’s statement was finally expected after Flavio spoke. A close aide of the President admitted Country That “trend” was to pronounce it in a message to TV on Monday, although the format was not defined and the decision was not firm.
Bolsonaro did not speak.
Minister of Communications, fabio fariaAssured the newspaper this Monday Earth what Bolsonaro should not “question the outcome” of the electionsAnd speculated that the long-awaited statement may be made this Tuesday.
first Lady, Michel BolsonaroThe president denied rumors of a breakup and said, in a brief message posted on Instagram, that they would “together, love each other ‘in joy and sorrow'”.
Where did the Bolsonaro government’s first contact with the Lula campaign come from? hamilton mouraoVice President, who communicated Geraldo AlkaminAccording to Brazilian media reports, Vice in Lula’s formula.
Later, edinho silvaThe coordinator of Lula da Silva’s expedition admits that the first talks with him have already taken place sigo nogiraThe head of Bolsonaro’s civil house to coordinate the transition.
While Bolsonaro, who became the first Brazilian president to be re-elected and unsuccessful, remained silent, Bolsonarist truck drivers’ groups blocked at least 200 roadblocks in 19 states.
Silence turned into a green light for him. extremist action.
The blockade began on Sunday night after Lula’s official declaration of victory and truckers came out in disapproval of the president-elect.
Esplanada de los Ministios Avenue, which leads to Plaza de los Tres Podares, was preventively closed by the Federal District’s military police. Intelligence reports led to attempts to capture the square in protest.
The Attorney General of the Republic gave the Director of the Highway Police 24 hours, sylvanie vasquezto report What steps is it taking to stop the protesters suspected of collusion?
By law, this will take effect on Tuesday “transition duration Until Lula’s inauguration on January 1, 60 days in which the incoming government will be able to appoint 50 members with positions in the executive to organize the transition with the Bolsonaro government.
Lula will only have powers from January, but the executive is obliged to provide all information required by the elected government.
But till the acceptance of defeat by the President, The onset of infection is still unknown.
“I hope the transition happens, it’s a legal guarantee that there is an infection”Edinho Silva told CNN Brazil.
The elected president, who will return to power after serving as governor between 2003 and 2010, is already working on assembling his team of ministers. Lula has a meeting with her closest colleagues in So Paulo this Monday, Before meeting with the President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez. They will also have to appoint a coordinator for the transition over the next few days.
“The announcement from the ministries is going to be out at the right time from Lula. His head is already thinking of forming the government, we have very little time till the inauguration. This is a government that has to work hard”, admitted Edinho Silva.
One of the immediate challenges for the Lula government will be finding space in the budget to sustain proposals launched by the Left in the campaign, such as keeping the Auxilio Brasil aid program at 600 reais and providing an increase in the minimum wage, which is being considered. has not been done. 2023 budget.