President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has been telling allies that he may travel outside the country to avoid passing the sash to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) at the inauguration ceremony on January 1.
The current president sees leaving the territory as the solution to leave to his deputy, Hamilton Mourão, the task of participating in the ceremony, as interim president. Mourão was elected to the Senate by Rio Grande do Sul, a vacancy he assumes in February.
The reason for Bolsonaro’s attitude is the revolt with what he sees as inequality of conditions of dispute between him and Lula, especially due to decisions of the electoral justice.
Mourão told journalists on Tuesday (1st) that he is “almost certain that the president will” pass the banner to the PT.
During the campaign, Lula said that Bolsonaro would deliver the banner to him.
“He can spend what he wants, it’s given. Bolsonaro’s destiny is set: he will have to be humble and, on January 1st, hand over his banner”, said Lula, in an interview before a campaign act in Recife.
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