Radio silence at Bolsonaro, truckers block roads

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (right), defeated in the presidential elections this Sunday by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (left), is still silent nearly 20 hours after the announcement of the results by the electoral authority.

Separately, Brazilian truckers blocked at least 70 points, including key crossings, on highways across the country between Sunday night and Monday in protest at the election results.

Bolsonaro, a member of the liberal party who lost the election by less than two percentage points, spent the night at his official residence in Brasilia and went to the presidential palace on Monday, without making a statement.

The man known for his uninterrupted presence on the networks has not published anything since the day before and has not yet recognized defeat or congratulated his rival.

Bolsonaro’s official agenda does not include any activity on Monday.

On Sunday, the deputy and son of President Eduardo Bolsonaro followed the vote count in a live broadcast on the internet with two right-wing leaders, but when the trend in favor of Lula was almost irreversible, he suspended it without question. explain the reasons.

After the announcement of the tightest results in Brazil’s history, Brazilian truckers blocked at least 70 points on highways across the country in protest at Bolsonaro’s election defeat.

Several of these blockages have been lifted, but the Federal Highway Police does not have a general estimate of the current road situation, according to local media.

In a statement, the police said that the states that have registered blockades are Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Roraima, Pará, Goiás and the Federal District of Brasilia.

One of the strategic roadblocks was registered on the Dutra road, which connects the two largest cities in Brazil: Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

In several videos circulating on social networks, we see truckers blocking the roads with their vehicles or with burning tires, a situation that illustrates the division left by these unprecedented elections.

Lula won Sunday’s election with 50.9% of the vote, compared to Bolsonaro’s 49.1%.

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