Republished from Revista Oeste
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States interfered in the Brazilian elections, according to Fox News journalist Tucker Carlson. The anchor of the American broadcaster accuses his country's president, Joe Biden, of pressuring the current head of the Brazilian Executive, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), to recognize the result of the elections.
"The same government that is constantly blathering about the sanctity of democracy and free and fair elections is actually interfering in other countries' elections," he said during an edition of the Tucker Carlson Tonight program. "In this case, in the elections in Brazil. . ."
Carlson recalls that William Burns, director of the CIA, pressured Bolsonaro before the election was even concluded. "Think about that for a minute," he advised. “You have no obligation to accept the result of an unfair election. In fact, if you believe in democracy, you shouldn't.”
On Monday October 31, a day after the runoff, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that "the poll reinforces our confidence in Brazil's democratic institutions, which played their constitutional role with fair and free elections."
Bolsonaro said in a statement on November 1 that he will continue to respect the 1988 Federal Constitution. "I thank the 58 million Brazilians who voted for me," the president stressed at the Alvorada Palace. "The current popular movements are the result of indignation and a feeling of injustice of how the electoral process took place."
The chief minister of the Civil House, Ciro Nogueira (PP), said that the transition cabinet will be installed from this Thursday, November 3. The vice-president-elect, Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), confirmed that the work has already begun.
"We are pleased to see that President Bolsonaro has recognized the results of the election and authorized the beginning of the transition process," said White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.