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Brazilian VP Mourão denies he will hand over presidential sash to Lula da Silva

Vice President Hamilton Mourão (Republicans), now senator-elect for Rio Grande do Sul, denied the possibility of handing the presidential sash to President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT, left) should current Chief Executive Jair Bolsonaro (PL, right) refuse to comply with the transition rite.

"The sash is passed from the outgoing president to the incoming president[...] I am not the president. I can't put on that sash; take it off and hand it over," said Mourão in an interview with Valor Econômico newspaper published this Wednesday (Nov. 16).

He evaluated that Bolsonaro's . . .

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