Bolsonaro’s Coup Plot: Former President under Investigation in Brazil after Stay at Hungarian Embassy.

Ongoing investigation as Bolsonaro seeks refuge in Hungarian embassy

In the aftermath of his defeat in Brazil’s presidential election, former President Jair Bolsonaro found himself under investigation for an alleged coup plot. Following a Supreme Court order by Justice Alexandre de Moraes, Bolsonaro was stripped of his passport and placed under scrutiny.

The details of Bolsonaro’s two-night stay at the Hungarian embassy in Brasilia last month are still being investigated, but security camera footage has been leaked to the New York Times. On February 8th, police seized Bolsonaro’s passport and accused him of preparing a draft decree to annul election results and pressure military commanders to join a coup plot.

Bolsonaro maintains that he had no involvement in the plot and that his stay at the embassy was simply to maintain contact with officials from a friendly country and receive updates on political matters. However, former army and air force commanders have claimed that they were approached by Bolsonaro and asked to join the plans, which they refused.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has not responded to requests for comment regarding Bolsonaro’s stay at his country’s embassy. Despite this, it is well known that Orban is a political ally of Bolsonaro and their relationship has remained strong even after Bolsonaro left office.

Bolsonaro faces several legal challenges, including being ruled ineligible for political office until 2030 due to spreading electoral disinformation and potential criminal charges related to his covid-19 vaccination certificate. Despite these challenges, he continues to maintain close relations with Orban and other allies in the region.

It remains to be seen what will come of this investigation into Bolsonaro’s stay at the Hungarian embassy, but one thing is certain: his actions continue to raise eyebrows around the world as he faces legal challenges and attempts to rebuild his political career.

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