Live: in Brazil, roads blocked after the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro

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After the scenes of jubilation and a victory speech full of promises by Lula, winner of the presidential election in Brazil, the country is suspended, Monday, to the reaction of outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro, walled in silence, and who does not has yet to concede defeat. At the same time, truck drivers blocked several axes in the morning. Follow the latest developments live.

  • 11:33 p.m .: Jair Bolsonaro will not speak before Tuesday, assures the Minister of Communications

The incumbent Brazilian president will not speak publicly until Tuesday on the presidential election, Communications Minister Fabio Faria told Reuters. According to him, Jair Bolsonaro would wait to return to his residence on Monday evening to prepare a speech.

Claudio Cajado, leader of one of the parties that backed him, had earlier said he would address the nation on Monday, adding he was unsure whether Jair Bolsonaro would publicly concede defeat.

  • 8:40 p.m.: Biden hails ‘strong relationship’ between US and Brazil in call with Lula

Joe Biden praised “the strong relationship” between the United States and Brazil on Monday during a call with Lula, the day after his victory in the Brazilian presidential election, the White House said.

The two leaders “committed to continuing to work together to address common challenges, including climate change, protecting food security, promoting democracy and inclusion, and managing regional migration,” he said. said a press release.

  • 7:54 p.m .: “I was waiting very impatiently for this moment”, Macron tells Lula

Emmanuel Macron congratulated Lula, winner of the presidential election in Brazil, on Monday on the phone. “Congratulations!” Said the French head of state to the icon of the Brazilian left who is returning to power after beating outgoing far-right president Jair Bolsonaro. “This is great news for us,” he added, according to a video with excerpts of this conversation posted on his Twitter account.

“I must tell you that I was waiting with great impatience for this moment so that we could relaunch a strategic partnership commensurate with our history and the challenges that are before us”, continued Emmanuel Macron.

  • 4:37 p.m .: the stock market up the day after Lula’s victory

The Sao Paulo Stock Exchange was heading higher on Monday despite the silence of outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro who did not publicly acknowledge his defeat. The Ibovespa, the main index of Latin America’s biggest stock market, was up 0.54% around 3 p.m. GMT, after opening lower. This increase was more than 1% around 2 p.m. GMT.

The Brazilian real also appreciated against the dollar, to 5.22 reais for one dollar, while at the close on Friday it was quoted at 5.34 reais.

  • 3:02 p.m .: roads blocked in support of Bolsonaro

Truck drivers and other demonstrators blocked several roads in the BrazilMonday morning, apparently in protest at Jair Bolsonaro’s loss to left-leaning President-elect Lula da Silva.

Several crossing points in the agricultural state of Mato Grosso (center-west), which voted mainly for the far-right president, were blocked in the morning “by means of burning tires and various vehicles”, such as trucks, cars or vans, announced the Concessionaria Rota Oeste, the manager of a highway in this state. It was not possible at this stage to know if the movement was coordinated by a particular political group or if it was spontaneous. Many demonstrators wore yellow and green t-shirts, the colors of the national flag, loved by the Bolsonarists.

In the state of Parana (south-east), also predominantly Bolsonarian, the federal highway police (PRF) indicated that they had restored traffic on at least eight crossing points in the early hours of the morning but that a group of demonstrators continued their actions in other places.

  • 2:30 p.m .: after Lula’s victory, Bolsonaro walled in silence

Brazil is still suspended, Monday, to the reaction of Jair Bolsonaro, incumbent defeated in the presidential election. Walled in silence since the announcement of the result, he still has not recognized his defeat.

Truck drivers block traffic the day after Jair Bolsonaro’s defeat in Brazil’s presidential election on October 31, 2022. © Reuters

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Live: in Brazil, roads blocked after the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro