He had accustomed Brazilians to a daily salvo of tweets, weekly live streams on his Facebook account and regular handshakes with his supporters. But since his failure in the presidential election on October 30 against his left-wing opponent, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro has remained silent and hardly leaves the official residence of the Alvorada Palace, in Brasília.
His only public appearance dates back to 1er November, during a short speech delivered two days after his defeat and in which he pledged to “respect the Constitution”, without explicitly acknowledging the narrow victory of his rival.
“Jair Bolsonaro lives a routine of seclusion, with a very light official agenda”devoted solely to short private interviews with members of his government and “a reduced number of publications on its social networks”which until now had been its main communication tool, relief Folha de Sao Paulo. The Brazilian head of state also did not go to the G20 summit in Indonesia, nor to the COP27 in Egypt.