Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro says he will be killed, arrested or re-electedon August 29, 2021 at 12:12 am

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Brazil’s right-wing president is trying to rally support ahead of next year’s election.

bolsonaro

image sourceAFP

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said he sees three alternatives for his future: prison, death or victory in next year’s presidential election.

The right-wing populist leader is trailing left-wing former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in the polls.

“I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed or victory,” he told evangelical leaders.

But the former military officer said there was no chance of prison because “no man on Earth will threaten me”.

Mr Bolsonaro was nearly stabbed to death on the campaign trail in 2018. His remarks come amid fierce tensions between him and the country’s judiciary and election authorities.

On Wednesday, the head of Brazil’s electoral court insisted there was no problem with the voting system.

But at a meeting with Christian leaders on Saturday, Mr Bolsonaro refused to back down in his criticism.

“We have a president who neither desires nor provokes a rupture, but everything has a limit in life. I can’t continue to live with this,” he said.

The president urged the evangelical leaders to join planned nationwide demonstrations on 7 September in support of him.

On Friday, 150 indigenous people protested in front of his presidential palace ahead of a key supreme court ruling on their ancestral lands.

Indigenous protest

image sourceReuters

Mr Bolsonaro has backed a roll-back of indigenous rights, saying they are a block on agricultural expansion.

While grappling with coronavirus, which has killed more than half a million Brazilians, the country is also struggling with high inflation, hunger and unemployment.

- Advertisement -

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

Originals end Rockets’ Hundred hopes with nine-wicket thrashingon August 15, 2021 at 5:20 pm

Trent Rockets hopes of winning the women's Hundred are over after a nine-wicket thrashing by the Manchester Originals.

Netflix – How to Use It

If you are in the process of switching to Netflix as your source for TV shows and movies, it is important that you know...

Covid: ‘Pingdemic’ threatens shop openings say supermarketson July 18, 2021 at 12:35 pm

M&S says it may have to reduce opening hours if more workers are forced to self-isolate.image copyrightGetty ImagesSupermarkets have warned they will have to...

Business Letter Format – Effective and Irrelevant Writing Tips

When you write a business letter, there are a few things you should be aware of and avoid. If you follow these guidelines, your...

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Muller dies aged 75on August 15, 2021 at 1:41 pm

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller dies at the age of 75.