Bolsonaro begins his re-election bid against Lula

Bolsonaro begins his re-election bid against Lula

The duel will take place in Brazil. far-right president Jair Bolsonaro His candidacy for the October presidential elections began in October, Sunday, during a meeting in Rio, again criticizing the Supreme Court and his opponent in the lead in the elections, the former leftist president Lula.

Bolsonaro urged his supporters to support him by taking to the streets on September 7, today National dayAs they did last year with anti-democratic slogans at certain demonstrations.

Bolsonaro calls on the streets

“I invite all of you to take to the streets one last time on September 7,” he announced in a fiery tone, attacking the Federal Supreme Court (STF) as he used to. “Those deaf few in black coats should understand what the people’s voice is,” he said of this institution. “The Supreme is the people!” His supporters replied

Jair Bolsonaro said: Pray to God “so that Brazil does not know the pain of communism,” referring to Luis Inacio Lula da Silva who accused him, without naming him, of wanting to restrict freedoms if he returned to power on the occasion of the presidential elections on 2 and 30 October (October 30). ), which is highly preferred. According to Datafolha’s latest poll, conducted in June, the PT founder will receive 47% of the vote in the first round, well ahead of Mr Bolsonaro (28%).

important safety

The outgoing head of state made a direct appeal to young Brazilians, most of whom, according to polls, prefer Lula: “We must attract left-wing youth to our camp, show them the truth (…) Where your other candidate is supported in South America, look at the misery In these countries, look at Venezuela (…), look at where our Argentina is heading, where 50% of its population is close to the poverty line.”

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The announcement of the candidacy came on the occasion of the congress of the Liberal Party, at the Maracanazzino gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro. The speech was followed by twelve thousand people, who reassured the organizers, even if the indoor stadium was not full. The president appeared on the podium wearing a flak jacket under his shirt, while an important security device, including metal detectors, was placed.

A month before the 2018 presidential election, which he won, Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed in the stomach during a rally.

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