The ex-president Jair Bolsonarowho returned to Brazil this Thursday after spending three months in the United States, he sent a first message to the Government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and said that “he is not going to do what he wants with the future of the Nation.”
The leader of the extreme right He had headed for the United States on December 30, still in his capacity as president, two days before Lula’s inauguration and with the clear intention of not handing over power to the greatest benchmark of Brazilian progressivism.
His return did not mobilize crowds, but a few hundred activists from the conservative spectrum They met at the airport and at the headquarters of the Liberal Party (PL), in which he delivered a brief speech peppered with criticism of the Lula government, whom he avoided citing by name.
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Bolsonaro valued the conservative composition of Parliament and the strength of the PL, with 99 of the 513 deputies and 12 of the 81 senators, and assured that this formation will lead the opposition to Lula.
“We will show these personnel (by the Government), who for now and for a short time will be in power, that he is not going to do what he wants with the future of the Nation”, He declared dozens of parliamentarians who received him on his return to Brazil at the PL headquarters.
The president of the PL, Valdemar Costa Netosaid that the party already has among its objectives the municipal elections of 2024, in which it aspires to conquer “60% of the mayoralties” in the country.
According to Costa Neto, Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle, who chairs the women’s chapter of that formation, They will tour the country from the second semester of this year focused on the municipal ones.
“The boss here is Valdemar,” replied Bolsonaro, who said he was willing to “accomplish the mission.”
The former president, however, will have his first commitments before the courts. He is being investigated in a dozen processes that are being processed in the ordinary Justice and in another five that are in the Supreme Court.
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One of them investigates the assault of thousands of Bolsonaristas on the headquarters of the three powers on January 8, with the intention of forcing a coup against Lula’s government.
In that criminal action, Bolsonaro is listed as suspected of having incited that rebellion and could be called to testify at any time by the Supreme Court.
Next week, he must appear before the Federal Police, to clarify his conduct with some valuable gifts that he received from Saudi Arabia when he was president and that, despite what the law says, he did not hand over to the State’s assets once he left power.
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