Bolsonaro Admits to Reelection and Talks About a “Better Country in 2026”

The president once again implied that he intends to run for a second mandate, contradicting his campaign pledge.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an impromptu speech at a São João Festival in the Brasília Naval Club on Saturday, July 6th, president Jair Bolsonaro again implied that he intends to dispute reelection, and stated that he would deliver a much better country to whoever succeeds him in command of the Palácio do Planalto, in 2026.

"We took over a morally, ethically, and economically shattered country. But God willing, we'll be able to deliver it much better to whoever succeeds us in 2026," said Bolsonaro, over resonating shouts of "mito" ["legend"]. The president smiled when . . .

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