July 29, 2021

Bolsonaro affirms in an evangelical cult that he wants to be a "peacemaker"

Bolsonaro affirms in an evangelical cult that he wants to be a "peacemaker"

The elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated today that he wants to "govern for all" and be a "peacemaker", during his participation in an evangelical worship in Rio de Janeiro, in which he attributed his victory to God.

Before about 4,000 faithful, Bolsonaro said his goal is to follow in the footsteps of Luis Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias, who led the Brazilian forces in the Paraguayan War and is the patron of the Brazilian Army.

"From next year I will be the president of all, we want to follow in the footsteps of Caxias, the peacemaker, with a free soul, having God above all and seeking to serve all those who need it," said Bolsonaro during his speech. .

The captain of the Army reserve stressed that his victory at the polls, last Sunday, was "decided by God."

"Four years ago I decided to run the Presidency without resources, without a party, without television time, with much of the media opposed to our proposals, but if that happened last Sunday, there is only one explanation. He said.

Bolsonaro participated in the cult of the Atitude Batista Church, in Rio de Janeiro, which frequents his wife and future first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, who professes the evangelical religion.

The elected president is Catholic, but in recent years he has strengthened his ties with the influential evangelical churches and two years ago he traveled to Israel to be baptized in the Jordan River, of great symbolism for the followers of this Christian current.

The soldier had already participated in a cult this week, in his first public act after winning the elections, and claimed to have "certainty" that "he is not the most capable", but that "God trains the chosen ones".

Bolsonaro closed today his first week as president-elect of Brazil, after winning 55% of the vote against progressive Fernando Haddad, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's replacement and who won 44% of the vote.

"A new moment arises, where the State will serve the population and not the historically destructive one," Bolsonaro said in a message on Twitter, his main channel of communication since winning the elections.


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