Bolsonaro avoids admitting his defeat against Lula but says he will respect the Brazilian Constitution

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Bolsonaro broke his silence this Tuesday after his defeat against Lula.

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, broke his silence this Tuesday after his electoral defeat over the weekend against Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to ensure that he will respect the Constitution of his country.

After the president’s brief intervention, who avoided explicitly acknowledging his defeat in the presidential elections, the Minister of the Civil House, Ciro Nogueira, announced that they will begin the transfer of power with Lula in the next few days.

Lula da Silva won the elections on Sunday with 50.9% of the vote, compared to 49.1% for Bolsonaro, the closest result of a presidential election since the return of democracy to Brazil.

Bolsonaro rejected in his speech the roadblocks that his followers have made in various states of Brazil in protest of his defeat, although he attributed them to a “feeling of injustice”.

Bolsonaro avoids admitting his defeat against Lula but says he will respect the Brazilian Constitution – BBC News World