Bolsonaro will return to Brazil on March 30, Liberal Party announces

March 24 (Reuters) – Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will return to Brazil on March 30, his political party, the Liberal Party, confirmed on social media on Friday, after more than three months of exile in the United States in following his unsuccessful re-election.

“Our president at the national level, Valdemar Costa Neto, confirms to everyone that Jair Bolsonaro will return to Brazil on March 30. Bolsonaro will land in Brasilia at 7:30 a.m.,” the Liberal Party announced on social media.

Jair Bolsonaro left Brazil for the United States on December 30, just two days before the inauguration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, not wishing to take part in the handover ceremony to his successor.

The former far-right head of state had previously said that once he returned to Brazil, he intended to lead the opposition.

He also wants to defend himself against accusations that he instigated the January 8 riots in Brasilia, in which his supporters stormed Brazilian places of power. (Report Fernando Cardoso; French version Kate Entringer, edited by Tangi Salaün)

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