September 21, 2023


Equality opinion

Brazil: “The Peaceful Transition of Power”

Brazil: “The Peaceful Transition of Power”

Brazilians mark their ballots.

Donald Trump was a loser. He pretended he gained the U.S. election for president. He did not concede to Joe Biden. He even attempted to maintain Biden from getting to be president. He did not show up at the swearing-in of the new President.

All countries have a “lunatic fringe.” People today who consider what they want to believe. Information do not subject.

Trump appealed to people folks. He became a model of how to check out to ruin democracy.

Brazil faced the identical issue. President Jair Bolsonaro stated if he lost, it would be mainly because opponents rigged the election versus him.

The success showed his opponent Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, gained the election. All people held their breath. Would Bolsonaro concede? Or would he say he gained and urge his supporters to choose to the streets?

The remedy so far is a small bit of both.

The fantastic information is that he informed his government to transition ability to the election’s winner.

In a short speech, Mr. Bolsonaro thanked his supporters and asked protesters to be peaceful. Bolsonaro spoke of his accomplishments. He stated he had usually followed the Structure. What he did not say was that he had lost the vote or that the election had been cost-free and truthful.

All of this is proper out of the Trump playbook.

The problem now stays of how will his hundreds of supporters obtain his remarks. They have blocked hundreds of highways throughout Brazil in a bid to “paralyze” the state, hoping this will in some way overturn the election.

Mr. Bolsonaro urged his supporters to halt disruptions. “Peaceful demonstrations will generally be welcome,” he claimed. “But our solutions are unable to be those people of the still left, like assets invasion, destruction of products, and limits on the correct to come and go.”

Observers say there is no turning back again. The equipment of federal government is in motion. Leaders of Brazil’s Congress, the courts, and the armed forces said the president’s reviews were being as shut to a concession as he would give.

Mr. Bolsonaro and his proper-wing movement will continue to be a big pressure in Brazil. His occasion won the most seats in Congress this month. His allies now run Brazil’s a few major states. “Our dream is much more alive than at any time,” Mr. Bolsonaro stated.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is to be sworn in on January 1, 2023

Useful resource: The New York Periods November 1, 2022




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