Brazil’s Left-Wing Parties to Boycott Presidential Inauguration

The PT, the largest party in Congress with 56 representatives, stated that the boycott is an ‘act of resistance’ to the incoming Bolsonaro Administration.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazilians prepare for the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, one of its most controversial presidents, left-wing parties PT and PSOL announced Friday their Congressional representatives would not be attending the ceremony on January 1st.

“We do not agree with discourses and actions that stimulate hatred, intolerance and discrimination. And we do not accept that such practices are naturalized as an instrument of political dispute. For all this, the PT representatives will not be present at the inauguration ceremony of the new president in the National Congress,” read the declaration . . .

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