Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday that he will return to Brazil in March with the aim of leading the opposition to the country’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as well as defending himself against accusations of his responsibility in the assault on government buildings.
Bolsonaro has indicated that he is “the national leader of the right”, as “there is no one else at the moment” who can take his place, while stressing that “the right-wing movement is not dead and will continue to live”, as he stated in an interview with ‘The Wall Street Journal’.
In this sense, he explained that he will work, together with members of Congress and state governments, to promote pro-business policies or to fight against abortion and gun control.
As for his failure in the presidential elections, Bolsonaro acknowledged that “losing is part of the electoral process”, but once again questioned the elections. “I’m not saying there was fraud, but the process was biased,” he said after acknowledging Lula’s victory for the first time.
Likewise, the former leader of the Latin American country has admitted that there is a risk of being arrested on his return to Brazil: “An arrest warrant can come out of nowhere”, he told the aforementioned newspaper.
However, he has again rejected his connection with the assault on the Three Powers on 8 January. “I wasn’t even there and they want to blame me”, he criticised, adding that it was not a coup d’état: “What coup? Where was the commander? Where were the troops, where were the bombs?