A fight takes place in Brazil. A far-right president Jair Bolsonaro He launched his candidacy for October’s presidential election on Sunday, again criticizing the Supreme Court and leftist former president Lula, who led the election, during a meeting in Rio.
Bolsonaro urged his supporters to take to the streets on September 7 to support him National dayAs they already did in some demonstrations last year with anti-democratic slogans.
Bolsonaro called for taking to the streets
“I invite all of you to come out on the streets for the last time on September 7,” he announced in a fiery tone, attacking the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) as usual. “These few deaf people in black coats need to understand what people’s voices are,” he said of the organization. “People are the top!” ” replied his supporters
Jair Bolsonaro said he should pray to God that “Brazil never knows the pains of communism,” a reference to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who he accused unnamed of wanting to curb freedoms if he returns to power. Presidential elections on October 2 and 30, in which he is the favorite. According to the latest Datafolha poll conducted in June, the founder of the Workers’ Party (PT) will get 47% of the votes in the first round, which Mr. Farther than Bolsonaro (28%).
The outgoing head of state made a direct appeal to young Brazilians, the majority of whom, according to polls, prefer Lula: “We must attract the young leftists to our camp, show them the truth (…) Your candidate is supported by others in the South. America, look at the misery in these countries, look at Venezuela. (…), look where our Argentina is going, 50% of its population is close to the poverty line.
The announcement of the candidate was made during the Liberal Party (PL) conference at the Maracanacino Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro. Twelve thousand people followed the speech, promising its organizers even though the indoor stadium was not full. The President appeared on stage wearing a bulletproof vest under his shirt, with heavy security equipment in place including metal detectors.
A month before the 2018 presidential election, which he won, Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed in the stomach during a rally.
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