Nicolás Maduro, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sent messages to Bolsonaro
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Several heads of state and regional leaders expressed this Monday (29) about the victory of Jair Bolsonaro, elected the next president of Brazil. American Donald Trump personally called the PSL candidate, while others congratulated Bolsonaro on social networks.
Bolivian leaders Nicolás Maduro (Venezuela) and Evo Morales (Bolivia) spoke on "resumption of relations" and "integration ties" between neighboring countries with Brazil. Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized "mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries." Check below for some of the demonstrations.
Donald Trump (United States)
The American president called Bolsonaro shortly after confirmation of the victory to congratulate him. The conversation was translated by André Marinho, the son of businessman Paulo Marinho, who is fluent in English. According to people who were present at Bolsonaro's house, the American president congratulated the captain of the reservation and invited him to visit the United States.
According to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, both have made a commitment to "work side by side to improve the lives of the populations of the United States and Brazil, and as regional leaders of the Americas."
Nicolás Maduro (Venezuela)
In a statement, Nicolás Maduro congratulated "the people" of Brazil "on the occasion of civic realization" of the second round of the presidential election. He also recalled that his government "reaffirms its commitment to continue working" with Brazilians "in the struggle for a fairer, multicentric and pluripolar world in which self-determination of peoples prevails and noninterference in internal affairs prevails."
The Venezuelan also asked Jair Bolsonaro to resume the "diplomatic relations of respect" between Venezuela and Brazil. "The Bolivarian Government takes this opportunity to urge the new president-elect of Brazil to take up, as neighbors, the path of diplomatic relations of respect, harmony, progress and regional integration, for the well-being of our peoples," Maduro wrote in a statement. announced on Twitter by the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza.
Vladimir Putin (Russia)
In a telegram sent to Bolsonaro, the president of Russia congratulated the president-elect of Brazil and expressed his desire to further develop Russian-Brazilian relations, which he described as "constructive." According to the Kremlin, Putin wrote that he "highly appreciates the significant experience of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields between the two countries as part of a strategic partnership."
The Russian also expressed "his confidence in the development of the full range of Russian-Brazilian relations, as well as in constructive cooperation within the framework of the United Nations, the G20, the BRICs and other multilateral structures in the interests of the peoples of Russia and Brazil" , indicated the Kremlin.
Evo Morales (Bolivia)
The president of Bolivia used his Twitter account to greet "the brotherly people of Brazil for their democratic participation in the second round of presidential elections." Morales, historically linked to former President Lula, avoided directly congratulating the new Brazilian president and merely extended to him the "recognition" of Bolivia.
"We congratulate the brotherly people of Brazil for their democratic participation in the second round of presidential elections in which Jair Bolsonaro was elected, to whom we extend our recognition. Bolivia and Brazil are brother peoples with deep ties of integration, "added the Bolivian president in his account in the social network.
Emmanuel Macron (France)
French President Emmanuel Macron also congratulated Jair Bolsonaro on his victory and said he wants the two countries to maintain their strategic partnership based on "common values of respect and promotion of democratic principles."
In a statement issued by the Elysee Palace, Macron said that France wants to continue its cooperation "respecting these values" in order to face "the great contemporary challenges of our planet, both in the field of international peace and security and in the field of environmental diplomacy and commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement ".
Marine Le Pen (France)
France's far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, wished "good luck" to the president-elect of Brazil. "Brazilians have just punished the widespread corruption and terrifying criminality that flourished during far-left governments," said the president of the National Association (RN, former National Front) on Twitter. "Good luck to President Bolsonaro who will have to restore Brazil's very compromised economic, security and democratic situation," he added.
Mauricio Macri (Argentina)
The Argentine president expressed himself on Twitter with a short and diplomatic message. "Congratulations to Jair Bolsonaro for the triumph in Brazil! I hope that we will soon work together on the relationship between our countries and the well-being of Argentines and Brazilians, "wrote the Argentine president.
Pedro Sánchez (Spain)
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Sunday that Brazil "has decided its future for the next few years," but did not congratulate Jair Bolsonaro on winning the second round of presidential elections.
"The Brazilian people have decided their future for the next few years. The challenges will be enormous. # Brazil will always count on Spain to achieve a more egalitarian and fairer Latin America, the hope that will illuminate the decisions of any ruler, "the official said on Twitter shortly after the announcement of the result by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
The German government has expressed its willingness to maintain "good cooperation" with Brazil after Jair Bolsonaro's election victory, but said his country's actions will be judged on the performance of the president-elect once he takes over the leadership of the state of a country of "great importance" for Germany.
"Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and a partner of great relevance to Germany," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert, who was cautious in evaluating Bolsonaro's electoral victory.
The Beijing government also congratulated Bolsonaro on his victory in the presidential election. According to Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang, China will continue to "deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and promote the common development of both countries to benefit the two peoples."
Although Bolsonaro has promised to implement free market reforms in the country, the president-elect said his promise of privatization would not extend to core activities of Petrobras and Eletrobras, highlighting China as a concern.
Lenín Moreno (Ecuador)
The president of Ecuador congratulated the Brazilian for the victory in the presidential elections by Twitter. "More congratulations to the Brazilian people for this new democratic feat. The best augurs for the new president Jair Bolsonaro, "Moreno wrote. The Ecuadorean president expressed confidence that he could "strengthen the traditional ties of friendship and work between the two nations" from January 1, 2019, when Bolsonaro will take office.
Matteo Salvini (Italy)
The leader of the extreme right in Italy and the country's interior minister, welcomed the victory of Jair Bolsonaro and said he is awaiting the extradition of former left-wing activist Cesare Battisti, convicted of murder in Italy.
"In Brazil the citizens expelled the left! Good work for President Bolsonaro, the friendship between our people and government will be even stronger, "he wrote on Twitter. "And after years of vain speeches, I would ask you to send the red terrorist Battisti back to Italy," he added. During the presidential campaign, Bolsonaro, elected on Sunday, pledged to extradite Battisti.
Iván Duque (Colombia)
"We greet @jairbolsonaro, the new President of #Brasil, elected democratically. Our desire for this new stage of the neighboring country is one of well-being and unity. We hope to continue our relationship of brotherhood to strengthen political, commercial and cultural ties, "wrote Colombian President Iván Duque.
Sebastián Piñera (Chile)
"I greet the Brazilian people for a clean and democratic election. Compliment @jairbolsonaro for his great electoral victory. I invite you to visit Chile and I am sure that we will work with will, strength and vision for the future in favor of the well-being of our peoples and integration, "said Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Twitter.
Martín Vizcarra (Peru)
"I greet @jairbolsonaro for his election as president of Brazil and I wish him the greatest successes in his administration. I express my willingness to work together to deepen our fraternal bilateral relationship, "wrote Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Twitter.
Enrique Peña Nieto (Mexico)
"On behalf of the people and Government of Mexico, I compliment @jairbolsonaro for his election as President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, in an exemplary journey that reflects the democratic strength of that country," said Mexican leader Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter.