Bolsonaro improvised an electoral act in a London in mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, took advantage of his trip to London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II to improvise an electoral act on the balcony of the residence of the Brazilian ambassador in which he charged against the liberalization of drugs, abortion and gender ideology, less than two weeks before the presidential elections in his country. The ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvafavorite for the elections on October 2, considered it “commendable” that Bolsonaro attend the queen’s funeral, but condemned that he took advantage of the trip to “make speeches” and “criticize the left”.

In front of dozens of Brazilians gathered at the door of the embassy, ​​​​Bolsonaro said: “We are here, at a time, at a time of sorrow, with deep respect for the queen’s family and for the people of the United Kingdom.” The unexpected act of the far-right president took place on Saturday, but the news only came out on Sunday after videos of the act went viral on social networks.

For Bolsonaro, the people who gathered to see him represented “what is really happening in Brazil”, which has to decide its future in the elections. “We know who is on the other side and what they want to implement in our Brazil”assured the president, for whom his country “does not want to discuss the liberalization of drugs, legalize abortion” nor “nor does it accept gender ideology.”

Our motto is God, country, family and freedom. And that is the feeling of the vast majority of the Brazilian people,” he stressed from the balcony, where the Brazilian flag waved, while being applauded by the audience. Bolsonaro is one of the few leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean who will attend Isabel II’s funeral on Mondaywho died on September 8 at the age of 96 after seven decades on the throne.

On Sunday, the president and his wife Michelle Bolsonaroboth dressed in rigorous black, attended the funeral chapel of the sovereign in Westminster Hallwhere the American Joe Biden or the French Emmanuel Macron, and their wives, also passed.

“For everything he represented for his country and for the world, the moment is one of pain and recognition for everything he did for the world,” Bolsonaro tweeted after signing the book of condolences at Lancaster House. According to his official program, on Monday afternoon the Brazilian president will leave London for New York, where he is scheduled to deliver a speech a day later before the UN General Assembly.

Meanwhile Lula, during a campaign rally in Florianopolis, capital of the state of Santa Catarina, accused Bolsonaro of campaigning during his trip to London. “Wouldn’t it be better for the genocide to visit families of people who died of covid?”, asked the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT). Lula, who up to now leads all the polls, maintained that Bolsonaro went to London because “is in need of an international image”.

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