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Brazil’s president dodges transition ceremony – media

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Jair Bolsonaro has reportedly flown to Florida after vowing not to hand the presidential sash to rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has reportedly flown to Florida rather than sticking around for Sunday’s ceremonial handoff of the presidential sash to his hated leftist rival and successor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The conservative politician arrived in Orlando, Florida, early Saturday morning on a Brazilian Air Force plane, according to media reports. He left Brasilia shortly after posting a tearful farewell message to supporters in which he called his election defeat unfair, condemned violent protests over the result, and defended his record as president.

Bolsonaro has vowed not to participate in the transition of power when Lula takes office in Sunday’s inauguration. Vice President Hamilton Mourao, who is serving as acting president for his final full day in office, said last month that he wouldn’t hand the sash to Lula if Bolsonaro refused to do so.

The situation harkens back to US President Joe Biden’s January 2021 inauguration in Washington. After then-President Donald Trump refused to concede his election defeat and left Washington before his successor was sworn in, Vice President Mike Pence filled the traditional role of welcoming the new commander-in-chief to the White House.

Bolsonaro lost Brazil’s October 30 election to Lula by a margin of 50.9% to 49.1%. He challenged the result, alleging that voting machines used in the contest were prone to fraud, but the country’s electoral court rejected his claims in November and imposed fines for denying the result in “bad faith.”

The dispute led to protests, some of which were violent, across Brazil. Bolsonaro supporters also camped outside army barracks, demanding that the military stage a coup to keep their leader in power.

Bolsonaro could have had another reason for leaving Brazil, according to media reports. He may face law-related risks when his presidential immunity from prosecution expires on Sunday, Reuters reported. A Senate panel last year recommended that he be charged with nine crimes stemming from his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

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  1. Another day, another stolen election. International media already tripping over themselves to legitimise the criminal puppet’s installation. Nothing says “for the people, by the people” quite like an inauguration surrounded by barbed wire and military platoons with their rifles drawn , just ask creepy Joe Biden (if you can get him to remember that far back)👍

    Democracy at this point is like Santa or the Easter bunny. How much longer are people going to cling to the childhood fantasy?

    Trump and Brexit were a wake up call to the elites that their propaganda alone is no longer enough. People strangely don’t seem to want to vote for their own destruction 🤷🏼‍♂️
    Complex problems require simple solutions, so there are simply no longer any meaningful elections, just a series of scripted shows with predetermined outcomes.

    “This was a damning repudiation, Bolsonaro lost!” – no he didn’t, we all saw the crowds. For months they blanketed entire cities in a sea of green and yellow, singing loud as rumbling thunder. There is NO WAY his supporters are not the majority.

    “Bolsanaro mishandled the pandemic” – f@cking yawn😒

    “Bolsanaro gutted environmental protections! Muh deforestation! He left people of colour™️, LGBT™️ and other marginalised communities™️ at risk 😱” – let me know if there are any other fake talking points I missed.

    The globalists get whatever country they want, case closed. And if Bolsanaro thinks he’ll be left alone now that he’s tucked tail, I’ve got bad news. He should have made a stand and fought, same as Trump should have. Cross the rubicon, and you could save your country or maybe die trying. Or do nothing, lose your country and end up dead or legally persecuted anyway 🤷🏼‍♂️

    At some point somebody is inevitably going to HAVE TO fight them if western nations wish to be saved. The godless, twisted things they have planned for the not so distant future… these people are legitimately an existential threat to the human race.

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