More than 150 political leaders have warned of President Jair Bolsonaro’s (non-party) plans for the September 7 demonstrations through a public letter released on Monday (6). The list of signatories to the letter includes former presidents, ministers and congressmen from 26 countries.
“We are seriously concerned about the imminent threat to democratic institutions in Brazil — and we are vigilant to defend them on Sept. 7 and beyond. The people of Brazil have been fighting for decades to protect democracy from the military regime. Bolsonaro should not be allowed to steal them now”, states the text.
The letter is signed by former presidents Rafael Correa (Ecuador), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), as well as former prime minister of Spain, José Luis Zapatero. Intellectuals such as Cornell West and Noam Chomsky also participate in the manifesto.
The letter highlights Bolsonaro’s attacks “against democratic institutions” and states that Brazilian congressmen believe the president’s plans were inspired by the events of January 6, 2021 in the United States.
At the time, supporters of then-President Donald Trump invaded the Capitol, fueled by a false allegation of fraud in the elections that ended with Joe Biden’s victory.
Bloomberg news agency says Brazil is “on the edge”
Media outlets from outside Brazil highlight September 7th Pocketnarista with attention. The Al Jazeera television network claims that the demonstrations are intended to “ignite the far-right base” of Bolsonaro, who is recording his worst moment in opinion polls.
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Bloomberg news agency published a text in which it also highlights Bolsonaro’s fall in opinion polls and says that the event will be a kind of thermometer for the chances of re-election of the current tenant of the Palácio do Planalto.
“Bolsonaro sees September 7 – Brazil’s Independence Day – as an opportunity to gather his base and demonstrate that he maintains the support of a large number of voters, according to four people who have access to the president and his children,” the text says. from Bloomberg.
“It’s a chance to show that he is not alone to face the country’s greatest challenges, people said,” the news agency said.
The Economist magazine says in a text, which addresses the federal government’s “economic reforms”, that the September 7 acts were called by Bolsonaro after the printed vote was rejected in Congress and the current president threatened the 2022 elections.
Edition: Leandro Melito