“The president of Brazil broke his silence after being defeated in the election” BBC reported today.
According to the BBC , while thanking voters, he didn’t acknowledge defeat.
But he did not fight the result, as some people had thought he would.
After President-elect Jair Mr.Bolsonaros brief statement, his chief of staff, Ciro Nogueira, spoke, saying that the “process of transition” of power would begin.
The Supreme Court of Brazil issued a statement shortly after Mr Bolsonaros speech saying that he had recognised the result of the election and had authorized the transition of power.
There had been a tense wait for him to appear in public because of the president’s statements in the past.
Before the election, he had also said that the voting system was not fair.
44 hours after the election result was announced, Mr Bolsonaro appeared in public for a statement that lasted only two minutes and he did not take any questions from the assembled reporters.
In the message, Mr Bolsonaro said that his dreams are still alive.
He insisted that he would continue to strive for “order and progress”, even though he repeated the values he said he and his party stood for.
He didn’t mention his rival, who narrowly beat him on Sunday. In a break with tradition, Mr Bolsonaro hasn’t called the Mr. Lula De Silva who defeated him.
Hardcore supporters of Mr Bolsonaro have built hundreds of roadblocks in all but two states of Brazil.
The current popular movements were referred to as the fruit of indignation and a sense of injustice by Mr. Bolsonaro.
He added that “peaceful demonstrations” would always be welcome, but that “our methods can’t be the same as those used by the left, which always harmed the population, such as invasion of lands, disrespecting property and impeding the right to come and go”.
Earlier on Tuesday, the head of Brazil’s Supreme Court, Alexandre de Moraes, said that the roadblocks were a “risk to national security” and ordered them to be cleared.
The police have been unable to remove all of them.
Food supply chains are being disrupted by the blocked arteries.
They started after the electoral authorities in Brazil announced a narrow win for Mr. Lula in the presidential election. The votes were counted, and Mr Bolsonaro had less than half of the valid votes.
US President Mr.Biden said that the win came after free, fair and credible elections.
Mr Bolsonaro, who uses social media a lot, stayed out of the public eye. Even his close friends were congratulating Lula.
Arthur Lira, the speaker of the lower house of Congress, said that “the will of the majority, as it is shown in the polls, can never be challenged.”
Some people thought that Bolsonaro silence meant that he approved of what had happened.
“A protester in Rio de Janeiro told AFP news agency, “We will not accept losing what we have gained. We want what is written on our flag, ‘order and progress.'” “The man said that they wouldn’t accept the situation as is.