Brazil's Bolsonaro silent on Lula victory, transition talks start - Reuters Canada

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - President Jair Bolsonaro will not publicly handle his defeat in Brazil's presidential election except Tuesday, a minister said, amid doubts over whether the a ways-right nationalist will accept the victory of his leftist rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro became retaining off on making remarks so he may put together a speech, Communications Minister Fabio Faria instructed Reuters. however it become no longer clear if Bolsonaro would concede defeat, as his allies were encouraging him to do.

Brazil is on edge, with pro-Bolsonaro truckers setting up roadblocks during the country to protest Lula's return to energy. Some truckers posted videos calling for a military coup.

The protests that unfold from the first roadblocks in farm states didn't automatically disrupt grain shipments through the top food producing country, however agricultural lobbies warned they might also eventually affect exports.

Brazil's federal motorway police referred to 321 protes ts had partly or utterly blocked roads in 26 states. Truckers - who have benefited from Bolsonaro lowering diesel charges - are one of the crucial president's key constituencies, and that they have been established to disrupt Brazil's financial system after they shut down highways.

Faria, the communications minister, stated Bolsonaro was working together with his solicitor frequent to investigate measures to clear the highways.

The truckers have been hoping Bolsonaro would endorse their roadblocks, however the president's political aides were urging him to accept his electoral defeat to quell t he spreading protests, a senior staffer at his crusade headquarters stated.

whereas the president had not conceded, his buddies held the first contacts with the Lula camp on a future transition.

vice chairman Hamilton Mourao spoke by way of cellphone with Lula's vice president-go with Geraldo Alckmin and recognized Lula's victory, a spokesman for Alckmin noted.

Later, employees party president Gleisi Hoffmann called Bolsonaro's chief of body of workers, Ciro Nogueira for what her spokeswoman known as a "cordial" and "respectful" conversation.

The outgoing president has yet to call his rival to congratulate him on fitting Brazil's next president.

Lula's win represents a good looking comeback for the 77-yr-historic former metalworker, who governed Brazil from 2003 to 2010 however then hung out in prison for corruption convictions that were later annulled.

Lula has vowed to overturn many of Bolsonaro's guidelines, together with seasoned-gun measures and vulnerable insurance policy of the Amazon rainforest.

Environmentalists and sustainable investors cheered Lula's victory and his commitment to give protection to the rainforest and fix Brazil's management on climate trade.

Even earlier than he is because of take workplace on Jan. 1, President-choose Lula will ship representatives to subsequent month's COP27 United countries climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, allied environment alist Marina Silva observed on Monday.

[1/6] Brazil's former President and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reacts at an election nighttime gathering on the day of the Brazilian presidential election run-off, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 30, 2022. REUTERS/Mariana Grei

In his victory speech on Sunday evening, Lula pledged to strongly police illegal logging, mining and land grabbing which have pushed the surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest during the past 4 years below Bolsonaro.

Pitching the competition as a battle for democracy, Lula promised to unite his deeply divided country and celebrated what he called his "resurrection."

"i will govern for 215 million Brazilians, and never just for those that voted for me," Lula observed at his crusade headquarters. "we're one nation, one people, one splendid nation."

The Supreme Electoral court (TSE) declared Lula received 50.9% of votes, in opposition t forty nine.1% for Bolsonaro, who turns into the primary Brazilian incumbent to lose a presidential election.

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Lula's win consolidates a brand new "purple tide" in Latin the usa, and potential the left will govern the entire area's most important economies after a string of electoral successes from Mexico to Argentina in recent years.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez flew to Sao Paulo to satisfy Lula on Monday and hailed "a brand new era for the backgroun d of Latin the united states. A time of hope and future that starts these days."

U.S. President Joe Biden moved immediately to congratulate Lula, calling the election "free, fair and credible."

Congratulations additionally poured in from different foreign leaders, together with China's Xi Jinping, Russia's Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron.

however Bolsonaro's extended silence sparked fears over the handover of power.

Markets braced for a unstable week. Brazil's actual currency received more than 2% against the greenback, while the Bovespa (.BVSP) changed into up 0.6% in choppy buying and selling.

Lula's win was a rebuke for the fiery far-correct populism of Bolsonaro, who lost assist as Brazil ran up some of the worst dying tolls of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lula has vowed a return to state-driven financial growth and social policies that helped raise hundreds of thousands out of poverty right through his two terms as president.

A former union chief born into poverty, Lula's presidency was marked with the aid of a commodity-driven economic increase and he left office with list recognition.

youngsters, his workers party become later tarred via a deep recession and a record-breaking corruption scandal that jailed him for 19 months on bribery convictions, that have been overturned with the aid of the Supreme court docket closing y r.

Reporting via Anthony Boadle and Ricardo Brito in Brasilia, Brian Ellsworth, Ana Mano, Gabriel Araujo and Lisandra Paraguassu in Sao Paulo; Writing with the aid of Frank Jack Daniel and Anthony Boadle, modifying by means of Brad Haynes, Angus MacSwan, Rosalba O'Brien and Lincoln Feast.

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