President Horta worries about political situation in Brazil

President Horta worries about political situation in Brazil

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DILI, 09 january 2023 (TATOLI) – The President of the Republic, José Ramos-Horta expresses his concerns following the supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro storming Brazil’s Congress, on sunday (08/01).

“It is with deepest consternation and concern that I take note of the barbaric, violent events of assault on the Brazilian democratic institutions by supporters of former President Bolsonaro, who is currently taking refuge in the United States,” the Head of State said.

According to the Head of State, the invasions were identical to incidents that occurred in 2021, when supporters of former US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol because they disagreed with the results of elections that confirmed the victory of the current US President, Joe Biden.

The President of the Republic said: “It reminds me of the attacks orchestrated by former President Donald Trump on the highest, most symbolic institution of democracy, the American Congress, which I personally know very, very well, after many years of work, of coexistence with that great old American institution, it seems that it was copied paste, what happened in Washington, United States of America by supporters of former President Bolsonaro, who coincidentally is in Florida, United States.”

Horta said all people should strongly condemn the violent actions in Brazil.

 “It is the act of extreme gravity, that we all, the countries of the CPLP, European Union, all democratic countries in the world, the United Nation must condemn without equivocation” stated the Head of State.

It is recalled that the President of the Republic attended the inauguration ceremony of the current President of Brazil, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, on januaryn 1 2023.

On sunday, thousands of supporters of Pro-Bolsonaro bypassed security barricades, climbed on roofs, smashed windows, and invaded all three buildings of the Congress.



Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges 


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