Bolsonaro silent after Brazil presidential vote loss Watchdog group says President’s approval ratings slipping amid impeachment and economic crisis Brazil’s president, leftist Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, is not in a position to make political decisions or face impeachment.
In the wake of Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday that ended with the return to democracy of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, President Donald Trump expressed concern over the results, while Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro vowed to “continue working for the benefit of Brazil and all its citizens.”
Speaking shortly after the presidential election, Bolsonaro was asked about his past comments, including during a March 2018 speech in Sao Paulo where he said all the “big, successful” countries of the world have lost control of their borders, adding, “We are going to lose control of the river that is our economy.”
And while Bolsonaro has often attacked the media as a “propaganda machine” since becoming president, he also has made numerous attacks against the media after the election, saying that the vote was stolen.
A Brazilian watchdog group has also accused Bolsonaro of having a history of misogyny.
“Jair Bolsonaro is a sexist, has a misogynist character,” the group said in a statement on Monday, referring to accusations made against Bolsonaro in an interview with O Globo, the newspaper he owns.
The group added that during his presidential campaign Bolsonaro’s “magnificent economic policies were often contrasted to his sexist comments, and the media also accused him of anti-Semitic comments and a racist speech.”
The group added Bolsonaro’s “crude” comments about the environment caused by climate change also made them “consider him misogynistic.”
“Bolsonaro is a sexist,” said the group, calling for Bolsonaro to be removed from the role of president in the event Bolsonaro fails to meet the country’s goals.
“His discourse has brought a negative and hostile environment for the Brazilian women,” the group continued.
O Globo and other outlets have claimed that Bolsonaro has a history of misogyny but the group is the first of its kind to claim that he has a history of anti-Semitism and racism.
Brazil, meanwhile, is currently facing its worst economic