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Elections in Brazil: Bolsonaro plans to give a message to the nation on Tuesday

Special for Infobae of New York Times.

The far-right president has not yet accepted his defeat against his left-wing opponent, which is causing concern. It is unclear what he will say on Tuesday or when he will deliver his message.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to deliver a message to the country on Tuesday. They will be the first public comments by him since Sunday’s presidential election results showed he had narrowly lost the presidential election against his left-wing opponent, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Brazilians are preparing to find out if Bolsonaro will make the decision to accept the result. Bolsonaro, a far-right leader often compared to former US President Donald Trump, has been warning for months that I might not accept defeatwhich raised concerns about the stability of the largest country in Latin America and one of the largest democracies in the world.

This is what you need to know.

  • One of Bolsonaro’s sons, Flávio, was the first member of the president’s family to issue statements after the elections. “Let’s raise our heads and not give up on our Brazil. God is in control!” he wrote on Twitter Monday afternoon. Flávio Bolsonaro is a senator and a senior adviser to his father.
  • The right-wing voices in America that continue to claim that President Biden stole the 2020 US election Now they also say that Da Silva’s victory in Brazil was fraudulent.
  • Bolsonaro has spent years attacking Brazil’s democratic institutions and has warned that if he lost it would be because the election was rigged.
  • Bolsonaro has faced investigations that have so far been prevented or blocked due to his presidential immunity. But that can change now.
  • [The New York Times
    ofreció la cobertura de las elecciones de Brasil en español
    y seguirá actualizando a los lectores hispanohablantes sobre lo más relevante tras la contienda.
    Puedes leer la cobertura completa de nuestros periodistas en el terreno en inglés aquí
    ].

    Jack Nicas is the head of the correspondent office in Brazil, which covers Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. He previously reported on technology from San Francisco and, before joining the Times in 2018, he spent seven years at The Wall Street Journal. @jacknicas | Facebook

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