Brazil – Attack on the democratic institutions (8 January 2023)


France utterly condemns the violence that is under way, targeting three institutions of Brazilian democracy: Congress, the Presidency of the Republic and the Supreme Court.

These attacks are an unacceptable challenge to the result of a democratic election, won unequivocally on 30 October 2022 by Mr Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who took up his post as President of the Federal Republic of Brazil on 1 January. The will of the Brazilian people, who made their sovereign choice, must be respected.

France expresses its support for the democratically-elected President Lula and his government. It assures the Brazilian people of its solidarity.