Jair Bolsonaro reappeared in public in a military act but remained silent

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The Brazilian president was seen for the first time since November 1, when he gave a brief speech after losing at the polls to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Bolsonaro reappeared in public in a military act

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro< /b>, reappeared in public this Saturday, for the first time since he was defeated at the polls by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and he did so in a military ceremony, in the one who remained silent.

Bolsonaro led a graduation ceremony for new cadets of the Military Academy of the Black Needles, in the city of Resende, in the interior of the state of Rio de Janeiro, where he himself trained as a soldier, in 1977.

He was accompanied by Vice President Hamilton Mourao, the Minister of Defense, Paulo Sérgio Nogueira, and the heads of the portfolios of General Secretariat, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, and Institutional Security, August Helenus, all generals that led to the Government that will end on January 1 and to which he gave a marked military accent.

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At the gates of the military academy, a small group of far-right activists who support Bolsonaro gathered and who, since Lula's victory at the polls, have demonstrated in front of the barracks to demand a coup that prevents the leader's inauguration progressive, even though they have been totally ignored by the generals.

Jair Bolsonaro reappeared in public in a military act but remained silent

Jair Bolsonaro reappeared this Saturday

Bolsonaro had not attended any official act since November 1, two days after the second round of the elections, which Lula won with a narrow difference of 1.8 percentage points.

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Since then, he has been confined to his official residence in Brasilia, from which he had only left a couple of times to go to the Planalto presidential palace, but without any contact with the press or with his followers.

Also, since losing the election, the ultra-right leader has silenced his social networks, in which he had been feverishly active in recent years.

This week, the Liberal Party (PL), which supported his frustrated candidacy for re-election, filed a lawsuit before the electoral court, in which it asked to partially annul the result of the elections won by Lula alleging alleged problems in part of the electronic ballot boxes used for voting.

However, the action was rejected by the Superior Electoral Court, which also imposed a high pecuniary sanction to the PL for what he described as a “litigation in bad faith”, since Bolsonaro's party did not contribute There was no “serious indication” about the alleged irregularities reported at the polls.

(With information from EFE)

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