Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro vows to remain active in politics

Ex-Brazilian President Bolsonaro promises to stay active in politics


Former President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro affirmed his intention to stay involved in his country's politics on Tuesday during a reception in Florida, United States, where he has resided for more than a month. 

“I am 67 years old and I intend to remain active in Brazilian politics,” he promised in front of some 400 supporters gathered in Orlando by Yes Brazil USA, a conservative organization of Brazilian expatriates in the United States.

Defeated in the last presidential election by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Mr. Bolsonaro, who left Brazil on December 30, two days before the inauguration of his opponent, continues to question the result of the poll.

“Many people are still shaken by what happened in the elections (…) But we will face this moment and, God willing, we will overcome together”, he said, s considering it “more popular than ever”.

Nine days after his departure, thousands of his supporters swept through the capital Brasilia, ransacking places of power such as the presidential palace, the Congress and the Supreme Court.

“I regret what some inconsistent people did on January 8,” Jair Bolsonaro said again. , to determine his role in the Brasilia assaults.

A magistrate notably cited as evidence a video published on social networks in which Mr. Bolsonaro questions the outcome of the election. 

Jair Bolsonaro has been keeping a rather low profile since moving to Orlando, where he lives in a home of former Brazilian martial arts fighter, José Aldo.

On Monday, he asked for a visa for another six months to stay in the United States, according to his lawyer.          &n bsp;