Bolsonaro left Brazil before the end of his mandate

Since the narrow victory of his arch-nemesis Lula on October 30, Jair Bolsonaro has been living almost as a recluse in Brasilia, quietly locking himself away with various symptoms of depression.


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LFar-right President Jair Bolsonaro left Brazil for the United States on Friday, two days before his term ends and his hated leftist successor Lula Brasilia takes the throne, multiple media reported.

Bolsonaro, who never congratulated Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his victory, was not to attend the new president’s investiture ceremonies in Brasilia on Sunday, where he was required by protocol to wear a presidential sash.


Vice President Hamilton Mourau is acting president and will speak Saturday evening, national radio RNR announced.

Jair Bolsonaro boarded an air force plane around 2 p.m. (1700 GMT) after saying goodbye to his supporters live on social media, but without mentioning departure, O Globo media reported, CNN reported.

“I’m on a plane and I’ll be back soon,” the far-right head of state told CNN Brazil.




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A procession of presidential cars left the compound of Alvorada’s official residence in Brasilia, an AFP photographer noted, unable to confirm Bolsonaro was in one of the vehicles.

The General Secretariat of the President has authorized the departure from the territory of members of staff responsible for the security of the “future former president” to travel to Miami “from January 1 to 30, 2023,” the official journal said. On Friday.

It is the first time since 1985 that an outgoing Brazilian president has decided not to wear a presidential robe to his successor.





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That year, General Joao Figueiredo, the last president of the military dictatorship established in 1964, refused to participate in the investiture ceremony of his successor, José Sarni.

Since the narrow victory of his arch-nemesis Lula on October 30, Jair Bolsonaro has been living almost as a recluse in Brasilia, quietly locking himself away with various symptoms of depression.


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