Brazil’s Lula: Bolsonaro lost, but far-right ideology ‘still alive’
LISBON (Reuters) – Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Saturday that although his party had defeated Jair Bolsonaro in last month’s presidential race, far-right ideology was still very much alive in the South American nation.
“We defeated Bolsonaro,” he told a room packed with supporters in Portugal’s capital Lisbon. “(But) Bolsonarismo is still alive and we need to defeat it … Let’s defeat it, but not using the methods they used against us.
“We don’t want persecution … violence. We want a country that lives in peace,” Lula said.
(Reporting by Catarina Demony; Editing by Catherine Evans)