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Prison, death or re-election: Brazilian president talks about his future

16:45, 29 August 2021
Prison, death or re-election: Brazilian president talks about his future Photo: Myke Sena/ Look Press

The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says that he has only three options for his life and political career ahead.

He will be either imprisoned, dead, or re-elected following the upcoming presidential election in Brazil.    

"I'm certain that the first alternative, being arrested, won't happen. No man on Earth scares me. I'm conscious that I'm doing the right thing. I owe nobody anything," the politician said at a meeting with evangelical leaders in Brazil.

Bolsonaro has often mentioned that the presidential election won’t be clear. He slams the electronic voting system and threatens not to recognize the results of the election if it doesn’t bring him success. The President says that electronic bulletins are susceptible to fraud.

However, most surveys forecast the victory of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro is called a far-right politician and odious person. He is notorious for his populists, racist, misogynist, and homophobic statements.

In 2016 he said that he supported colonel Carlos Ustra who was accused of murdering and torturing.

Also, Bolsonaro expresses some skepticism about the coronavirus threat and doesn’t plan to impose lockdown or quarantine. 

Thousands of Brazilians marched against the president’s Covid's policy in May and apparently, Bolsonaro doesn’t seem popular among Brazilian voters.

The presidential election will be held in 2022.