The acting president of Brazil will give a last message to the nation this Wednesday and will thank the 58 million votes he obtained in the second round of elections and will announce that from 2023 he will work in opposition to the new government

The acting president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, will give one last message to the nation this Wednesday, since he will travel to the United States to spend the end of the year and will not participate in the inauguration of president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro, who will cease to preside over the country on December 31, indicated that he plans to leave Brazil this Friday for Orlando without the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, according to local media reports.

The still president would travel accompanied by several advisers to the Presidency, who have been designated as Bolsonaro’s employees when he ends his term, as the UOL media outlet has learned.

According to this decision, there will be no traditional act of passing the sash of the previous president to the person who assumes the Presidency, in this case Lula da Silva, who will accept the position on the afternoon of next Sunday, January 1.

In his last speech as leader, Bolsonaro will thank the 58 million votes he obtained in the second round of elections where he lost to the leader of the Workers’ Party, and will announce that from 2023 he will work in opposition to Lula’s government .

Bolsonaro, who was a lawmaker for seven terms before winning the 2018 presidential campaign, has discussed the possibility of holding a salaried position in his Liberal Party, a PL executive with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. who asked to remain anonymous as the plans have not been publicly announced.

Bolsonaro addressed his supporters in the capital Brasilia after losing the election, briefly telling them that the armed forces were under his control. On a second occasion, he was silent as a group of supporters prayed for him.

Some of his supporters insist that Bolsonaro will not disappoint them by stopping the fight, but others have begun to leave the camps. According to the official presidential agenda, the outgoing president has only worked a little more than an hour each day since the elections until December 23.

The Liberal Party will be the one with the greatest presence both in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate.

But many members of the Liberal Party are not totally loyal to Bolsonaro or ideologically aligned with him, and will have incentives to work with the new government, observed Guilherme Casarões, a political analyst and professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo. The PL is considered centrist and is known for reaching agreements with the government in power.

Categorized in: