Brazilian Chief executive Jair Bolsonaro reassured followers Friday he remains responsible for the country’s armed forces, and asserted the military would side with the people as their opponent’s election certification harnesses.
“ I am the supreme leader of the armed forces, ” Bolsonaro told supporters surrounding the particular Alvorada presidential palace.
“ The armed forces are the last obstacle in order to socialism. I am sure they are united. They owe loyalty towards the people and respect for the Constitution. And they are responsible for our freedom, ” Bolsonaro informed supporters, according to Brazilian news outlet Metró poles .
Desculpem os pessimistas e derrotista, mas eu confio no Bolsonaro.
Deus, Pá tria, Famí lia e Liberdade!!! @jairbolsonaro 🇧 🇷 🙌 🏻
🎥 Palá cio da Alvorada 09/12/2022 pic. twitter. com/4QVCWd6wUO
— Elisa Brom (@brom_elisa) December 9, 2022
“ Who decides where We go are you. Who decides which way the military go are you, ” Bolsonaro told the crowd.
“ Unlike other people, we are going to win, ” he said, adding, “ nothing is lost. ”
The address to supporters comes after weeks of protests since Brazilians contested their stolen election, where the questionable results showed a victory to get socialist President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
This also comes days after the Army, in an uncommon move, invaded favelas associated with Rio de Janeiro and slain top leaders of the Comando Vermelho (Red Command) drug cartel, which supports Silva, who was earlier convicted and jailed for cash laundering and corruption.
The military has also refused to rule out “ possible fraud” as the reason behind Lula’s victory.
Bolsonaro has not recognized Lula’s alleged narrow victory in the October elections in the wake of reported voting flaws in cartel-controlled states.
Brazil’s national electoral authority is set to approve the election on Mon.
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