Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro today challenged voters to give him a “second chance” and asserted that the political row in the upcoming presidential election would not be between right and left, but between good and evil.
Since Saturday, Bolsonaro has called on his followers to launch his pre-candidacy, which he practically confirmed in his speech today at a national event organized by the Liberal Party (PL), to which he belongs, at the Brasilia Congress Center.
Last week, the PL initiative was announced as launching Bolsonaro’s pre-candidacy, but for fear of violating electoral legislation, which could affect the re-election campaign, the organizers changed the characteristics of the event, which was rescheduled. From the program “Movimento Afilia Brasil”.
Bolsonaro, accompanied by his wife, arrived at the Congress Center in Brasilia, where thousands of his followers and many of his ministers were waiting for him.
During his speech, Bolsonaro recalled his military career, the attack he suffered before he reached the presidency, and the achievements of his administration.
Without naming the names, but referring to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the current Brazilian president stated that Brazilians “cannot forget the past,” because “everyone who forgets their past is doomed to have no future.”
He considered that “our enemy is not external, it is internal. It is not the struggle of the left against the right. It is a struggle of good against evil.”
The Brazilian leader also criticized the polls that gave Lula da Silva the winner of the presidential election, considering them false.
Brazil’s next election, due in October, is smashed between Bolsonaro and his main opponent Lula, who, although not yet officially nominated, has topped all opinion polls taken since last year.
According to the latest, released last week, the former president will win the presidential election with 43% of the vote, while Bolsonaro will receive only 26% of the vote.
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