Today, September 8, the United Kingdom is in mourning and the whole world is with it. The death of the monarch is a media fact because of what she and her family represent. Her tenure of more than 70 years influenced three generations who remember her today.
Therefore, several world leaders did not hesitate to express their pain and send their condolences to the royal family, which continues to write its legacy with a new monarch: King Carlos III, son of the deceased.
Such is the case with the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who in the last few hours ordered three days of official mourning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whom he described as “the queen of all”.
The president ordered the duel “in mourning for the death of Her Majesty” Elizabeth II, effective this Thursday, as published in the official gazette.
With the decision, Brazil’s Planalto presidential palace displayed the Brazilian flag at half-mast this Thursday afternoon, something to be repeated in public buildings, educational institutions and unions as a mark of respect.
Bolsonaro, who is currently embroiled in an election dispute in his country, added that the monarch “She was not just a queen for the British, but for everyone.”
It should be recalled that the last time the extreme right declared official mourning was last July, also three days after the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The emotional words of the president
The Brazilian president opened a thread on his official Twitter account in which he highlighted some virtues of Queen Elizabeth II.
“It is with great sadness and shock that Brazil accepts the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an extraordinary and unique woman whose example of leadership, humility and love of country will continue to inspire us and the world to the end.” end of time,” the president wrote.
“Eternity often surprises us by taking those we love, but today it was eternity’s turn with the glorious arrival of Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom. May God receive her in his infinite goodness and comfort her family and the British people.”
“When life seems difficult, the brave do not lie down and accept defeat, but are even more determined to fight for a better future,” he said, referring to the monarch’s words, which he said “shows why not She was not only the queen of the brits, but also queen of us all.
Brazil and Great Britain do not have historically strong ties
The professor of international relations at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Mauricio Santoro, in a conversation with AFP, spoke about Bolsonaro’s reaction to the death of the monarch: “Bolsonaro’s gesture is more related to a global wave of sympathy for the queen and the preferences of her electorate for conservative issues , tradition, monarchy”.
Likewise, in the election race in which he is up for re-election on October 2, he has in recent days attacked voters, calling them “liars” for putting him behind former president Lula da Silva.
“This is not the liar DataFolha. Here’s our DataPueblo,” he told thousands of followers gathered for the bicentennial of independence, referring to the pollster who attributed a comfortable lead to Lula (45% voting intention, compared to 32% for Bolsonaro).
Although there were slogans of a coup among the public, Bolsonaro spoke in an electoral tone and more moderate than last year, when he said that “only God” could remove him from power.
*With information from AFP.