Lula da Silva promises political harmony in Brazil

The President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva promised this wednesday “regain harmony” between the public powers in Brazil, after four years of institutional clashes during the government of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro.

A two months after taking officethe leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) landed this Wednesday in brasilia for a marathon day of meetings with the heads of legislative and judicial powers.

“It’s possible restore harmony between the powers, recover the normality of the coexistence between the Brazilian institutions, which were violated by the not always recommendable language of some authorities linked to the government“, he told reporters late in the afternoon.

Lula77, began his first visit to the capital since his electoral victory with a meeting with the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Liraformer ally of Bolsonaro.

“The country requires dialogue and normality“He wrote on Twitter along with a video while shaking hands with Lira at his residence in Brasilia.

He also met with the head of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco.

The veteran politician, who barely defeated 1.8 points to Bolsonaro in the presidential ballot on October 30, seeks support in Congress to fulfill his campaign promises in social policies as soon as he comes to power, on January 1.

This includes, but is not limited to, opening space in a tight budget to finance a salary increase minimum, as well as maintain the help plan Aid Brazil in 600 reais ($118).

Among the options, a constitutional amendment to modify the spending ceiling of the 2023 budget.

Without a majority in Congress, you will probably need the help of Lirawhich is part of “Centrao”, a coalition of key parties to pass proposals.

The Vice President-elect, Gerald Alckmintransition team leader Lulainsisted on Tuesday that the future government is also evaluating other paths.

Who finances the protests?

In brasiliaLula also met with the heads of the Federal Supreme Court, Rose Weber; and of Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Alexandre de Moraes.

“Brazil he has no more time to keep fighting“said the former president (2003-2010), who waged a bitter campaign with Bolsonaroplagued by attacks and insults. “There is no time for revenge, rage or hatred. It is time to govern,” he added.

Bolsonarowho has been virtually absent from public life since his defeat, frequently criticized supreme court justiceswho on various occasions stopped his government’s measures or authorized the opening of investigations into him.

The president also confronted the members of the TSE for their allegations of fraud on electronic ballot boxes.

Lula called for a return to normality in the streets, where a few followers of Bolsonarofurious at the election result, They hold protests in some parts of the country.

“I think it is necessary detect who is financing those protests who have neither head nor tail”, said the future ruler.

Last week, supporters of the president blocked routes and demonstrated in front of barracks to ask for a military intervention to prevent Lula’s rise to power.

The roads were cleared by the end of the week, however, about 100 trucks arrived in Brasilia this Wednesday before being detained by local authorities.

Elections, “without inconsistencies”

Meanwhile, another chapter of the elections was closed this Wednesday, when the Ministry of Defense finally delivered to the TSE its long-awaited technical report on the electronic voting system.

The 65-page document concludes that the counting of votes was carried out “without presenting inconsistencies”but warns that “it is not possible to say that the electronic voting system is exempt from the influence of any malicious code that could alter its operation”, and recommends a technical investigation.

“There is legitimacy and approval by the Armed forces for the transition process to continue,” he told AFP Christopher Mendonca, doctor in Politic science and professor at the university business institute IBMEC in Belo Horizonte.

The TSE said in a statement that it received with “satisfaction” the report and said that it is yet another proof of the absence dand fraud in the elections.


Lula da Silva promises political harmony in Brazil