Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, has stated that he sees three options for his future: prison, death, or victory in next year’s presidential election.
In the polls, the right-wing populist leader is trailing former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is from the left.
He warned evangelical leaders, “I have three options for my future: being arrested, being killed, or winning.”
However, the former military officer claimed that incarceration was unlikely since “no guy on Earth will threaten me.”
In 2018, Mr Bolsonaro was nearly stabbed to death while campaigning. His comments come at a time when he and the country’s courts and electoral authority are at odds.
The 66-year-old president, who is seeking re-election next year, has questioned Brazil’s electronic voting system and threatened not to recognise the outcome of the presidential election next year.
The chairman of Brazil’s electoral court insisted on Wednesday that the voting system is in good working order.
Mr Bolsonaro, though, refused to back down in his criticism during a meeting with Christian leaders on Saturday.
“We have a president who neither wants nor causes a rift, but everything in life has a limit. “I can’t keep living like this,” he remarked.
The president invited Christian leaders to join planned nationwide rallies in favour of him on September 7th.
On Friday, 150 indigenous people demonstrated in front of his presidential residence in anticipation of a major supreme court decision on their ancestral lands.
Mr Bolsonaro supports the repeal of indigenous rights, claiming that they obstruct agricultural expansion.
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