Brazil: Macron demands “respect” from institutions and supports Lula
Emmanuel Macron called for “respect for democratic institutions” in Brazil on Sunday after militant Bolsonists invaded several institutions this Sunday, January 8.
French Head of State Emmanuel Macron this Sunday, January 8, underscored France’s “unwavering support” for President Lula following the invasion of several institutions by Bolsonist militants.
“The will of the Brazilian people and the democratic institutions must be respected! President Lula can count on France’s unwavering support,” Emmanuel Macron tweeted in French and Portuguese.
The will of the Brazilian people and the democratic institutions must be respected! president @LulaOficial can count on the tireless support of France.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) January 8, 2023
According to a separate statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “France condemns in the strongest possible terms the continued violence against three institutions of Brazilian democracy: the Congress, the Presidency of the Republic and the Supreme Court”.
“The will of the Brazilian people, who have spoken sovereignly, must be respected”
“These attacks constitute an unacceptable challenge to the outcome of a democratic election clearly won by Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on October 30th and who took office as President of the Federative Republic of Brazil on January 1st. The will of the Brazilian people, who have expressed themselves with sovereignty, must be respected,” added the Quai d’Orsay.
“France expresses its support for the democratically elected President Lula and his government. It assures the Brazilian people of its solidarity,” concludes this text.
Several elected French Macronists and the left-wing opposition have denounced the “attacks from the far right,” comparing the situation to the invasion of Washington’s Capitol by supporters of ex-President Donald Trump in January 2021.