In London for the queen’s funeral, Bolsonaro compares gasoline prices

President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) recorded a video, on the night of this Sunday (18/9), in front of a gas station in London to show the price of gasoline and compare it with the value of fuel in Brazil.

Bolsonaro and First Lady Michelle arrived in the United Kingdom this Sunday morning to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, in events today and this Monday (19/9).

“I’m here in London, England. The price of gasoline: 1.61 pounds. This gives approximately 9 reais and 70 cents a liter. That is, practically double the average of many states in Brazil. So gasoline is a reality, one of the cheapest in the world. A hug to all of Brazil. It is the Brazilian government working for you,” Bolsonaro said.

The video was shared by a former Bolsonaro aide and candidate for federal deputy.

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In England, the minimum wage for a professional aged 22 and under who works 40 hours a week is £1,468.80. Workers aged 23 and over receive £1,520. In Brazil, the minimum wage in 2022 is R$1,212.

On September 1, Petrobras announced a R$0.25 reduction in the price of gasoline sold to distributors. The average price went from R$3.53 to R$3.28 per liter, a reduction of 7%.

This is the third reduction in the price of fuel promoted by Petrobras since Caio Paes de Andrade assumed the presidency of the state company, on June 28.

Earlier, shortly after arriving in the English capital, Bolsonaro gave an impromptu speech to dozens of supporters from the balcony of the residence of the Brazilian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Frederico Arruda.

He began his speech by citing the main objective of the trip: to support the Royal Family and honor Elizabeth II. Afterwards, he devoted himself to electoral speech. He stated that the majority of Brazil does not accept to discuss the legalization of abortion, the decriminalization of drugs and the so-called “gender ideology” and again predicted that he will be reelected in the first round.

“This is the feeling of the vast majority of the Brazilian people. Wherever I go in Brazil, as yesterday I was in the interior of Pernambuco, the acceptance is simply exceptional. There’s no way we can’t win in the first round,” he said.

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Supporters expect Bolsonaro to appear at the Brazilian ambassador’s residenceRachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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Shortly after arriving, Bolsonaro decided to speak to the people who had gathered on the street.Rachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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Pastor Silas Malafaia appeared alongside BolsonaroRachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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Brazilian residents of London welcomed the presidentRachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Brazilian ambassador’s residenceRachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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British police showed up at the demonstration, but only observedRachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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With cheers and applause, Brazilians listen to President Bolsonaro in LondonRachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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Bolsonaro makes a speech at the residence of the Brazilian ambassadorRachel Sabino/Special Metropolis

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The trip

Bolsonaro will stay in the city for just two days, on his first trip to London as President of the Republic. This Sunday afternoon, the holder of the Planalto Palace visited the Burning Chamber of the English Parliament, where the coffin of Elizabeth II is. There, he signed the Book of Condolences on the death of the monarch.

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In a speech after signing the book, Bolsonaro said that Brazil keeps the memory of the queen’s passage through the country, in 1968.

In the late afternoon of the same day, the president went to Buckingham Palace. King Charles III received heads of state from all over the world in a special event this evening.

On Monday morning (9/19), Bolsonaro and another 500 guests – including heads of state, authorities and royal families – will leave the Royal Hospital, in the Chelsea neighborhood, to participate in another ceremony. The site is a historic building that will serve as a concentration for the displacement of these personalities to Westminster Abbey, where the religious ceremony for the funeral of Elizabeth II will take place at 11 am (London time).

Following the celebration, Bolsonaro will attend a reception hosted by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Minister James Cleverly. At the end of Monday (19/9), the Brazilian representative will travel to New York, where he will speak at the opening of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).


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