the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has officially launched his candidacy for re-election. The far-right leader was nominated during the convention of the Liberal Party which was held in Rio de Janeiro attended by more than 10,000 supporters. During the presentation, Bolsonaro attacked Lulahis main opponent.
“We are the majority, we are the good ones, and we are willing to fight for our freedom and our country…” We have to attract the young people of the left to our side, show them the truth and show them what they have to lose with their candidate.” , has highlighted Jair BolsonaroPresident of Brazil
During his speech he also criticized the Federal Supreme Court with which he has had a dispute for years. He also warned again about what he calls “flaws” in the electoral system. Such attacks in recent months have led analysts to fear that the man dubbed the “tropical Trump” is laying the groundwork for refusing to accept defeat as the former US president did.
His main opponent, former president Lula da Silva, was officially nominated last week by his left-wing formation, the Workers’ Party. Analysts say this presidential race could be Brazil’s most polarized election in decades.
Attack on Supreme
Without directly mentioning the tensions that in recent days have confronted him again with the Judiciary, the far-right leader extolled politicians who have been put behind bars for attacking the court, referring to the highest court in an ironic tone that heated the mood in the room.
“Today we also know what the Federal Supreme Court is,” he said, while his supporters interrupted his speech with a loud boo and a chorus that repeated “the people are supreme.”
The ex-captain of the Army was also launched against Lula and the Workers’ Party (PT), the formation led by the former trade unionist, who is a great favorite to reach the presidency, according to the polls.
Bolsonaro recalled the accusations that put Lula in jail and said that “in Brazil there was no investment in infrastructure because the priority was another: corruption.”
Alluding to the family and the defense of values but without mentioning his name, Bolsonaro accused Lula of promoting abortion and drugs and of wanting to “teach sex” to children through “gender ideology” which, according to him, wants to implement in schools if he comes to power.
“That same person who wants to legalize abortion in Brazil, that same person who wants to legalize drugs in Brazil, that same person who says that the war in Ukraine can be solved by drinking beer… could it be that he knows what a mother with a drug-dependent son?” Bolsonaro said reproachfully.