Brazil’s Bolsonaro will break the silence and accept defeat, minister says

Brasilia/São Paulo, November 1 (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, plans to give a public address on Tuesday afternoon without contesting the election defeat, Fabio Faria said. The communications minister told Reuters. Some of Bolsonaro’s hardline supporters have called for military intervention to keep Bolsonaro in power and prevent left-wing president-elect Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from coming to power. Truck drivers supporting pro-Bolsonaro have blocked federal highways. The president’s speech could calm protests across Brazil by a small group of his supporters who have begun to wreak havoc on the economy, calling for Bolsonaro to accept defeat and start a transition from farm and retail groups. Bolsonaro has not spoken or spoken publicly with Lula since the primaries were decided on Sunday evening. Bolsonaro’s chief of staff Shiro Nogueira and close political allies, including Vice President Hamilton Morao, contacted Lula’s camp to discuss the transition. started doing . The Speaker and others urged the Bolsonaro government to respect the election results, and said the CNA, a strong agricultural lobby representing farmers who were important campaign donors for Bolsonaro, was ready to talk to the next government. will take office in January. 1. Brazilian supermarket lobby Abras reported supply problems caused by protests and appealed to Bolsonaro to resolve the situation before store shelves began emptying. São Paulo Governor Rodrigo Garcia blocked the highway and ordered a fine of 100,000 reals ($20,000) per hour for anyone found deported. The police begin to lift the lockdown. On a major road west of the capital, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protests. industry source. The Supreme Court ordered police to lift dozens of lockdowns that blocked access to major grain export ports, closed the country’s largest airport, and began to affect food and fuel transport. Farias said Bolsonaro will meet with members. of the Supreme Court. However, at least one judge refused to meet with the president without an official invitation with a clear agenda, according to a court source who requested anonymity.[1/8] Brazilian President and Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro watches the presidential runoff voting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 30, 2022. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes Ahead of Sunday’s voting, Bolsonaro has repeatedly reiterated baseless allegations that the electoral system was exposed to fraud. It has benefited from Bolsonaro’s lower diesel costs, is one of the president’s key constituencies, and previously disrupted the Brazilian economy with highway closures. Some truck divers have posted videos calling for a military coup to prevent Lula from coming to power. Joao Quiroz, who voted for Bolsonaro, a doctor in northern São Paulo, said obstacles have disrupted essentials needed to give hemodialysis to patients at a hospital in Riverao Preto. They are at risk,” he told Reuters. Protesters also blocked a major highway linking Brazil’s two largest regions, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the est city, and the main access road to Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, the busiest city in the country. The airport said Tuesday morning that it had canceled 25 flights before roads were reopened.The 2003-2010 presidency was tainted with corruption scandals: “We won’t move until the thief quits his presidency,” he said. Lula’s victory marks a surprising return to a 77-year-old ex-metal worker in 19 months. He was jailed for corruption convictions before being revoked last year. Lula’s victory includes his gun support policy and weak protection of the Amazon rainforest. Protesters have pledged to overturn many of Sonaru’s policies, PRF says protesters have partially or completely blocked highways in more than 200 provinces as part of protests that have spread to 21 of Brazil’s 26 states and federal districts. They said another 192 obstacles had been removed: Reports by Ricardo Brito, Marcela Ayres and Anthony Boadle of Brasilia, Brian Ellsworth, Nayara Figuereido and Gabriel Araujo of São Paulo; Reuters trust principle.
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