Solidarity to the whole Brazilian progressive forces

The European Forum of Progressive, Ecological And Leftist Forces which was held from 9-11 November 2018 in Bilbao would like to express its strongest concerns on the outcome of the elections in Brazil and express its solidarity to all democratic forces which face a historic challenge in the country. With the election of ultra-right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro as the new president of Brazil, democracy is in severe danger, which can be countered only with combined forces. This election will not only have an impact on Brazilians democracy and population but also on Latin America and the world as a whole.

The politics of Bolsonaro against women, the opposition, the poor, the indigenous and LGBT community and many others means a massive danger for the human rights in Brazil. With his election, the implementation of an anti-social model is to be expected, which will cause a raise in poverty and inequality, as well a destruction of the welfare state and the expropriation of the strategic resources of the country. The European Forum of Progressive, Ecological And Leftist Forces calls for:

  1. A close observation, in a detailed and systemic way, of the situation of Brazil and further developments
  2. We will watch the situation especially with a focus on three main issues: democracy and human rights, the lawsuit against Lula (a political prisoner of the Brazilian antidemocratic forces), and the environmental question.
  3. The Forum expresses its solidarity to the whole Brazilian progressive forces that struggle with the economic, social and political setbacks that endanger this country.