I was referring to the very controversial removal of President Dilma Rousseff and her replacement by the truely corrupt Michel Temer, the man who actually was responsible for the budget irregularities which the even more corrupt Eduardo Cuhna and his cronies used as an excuse to remove a democratically elected president. Temer then set the stage for the election of the maniacal Jair Bolsonaro. Mark my words, it will be 1964 again before his next term and the extrajudicial killings have already started.
Sure, Temer wasn't any better than Dilma Rousseff, but remember, he was her VP. Bolsonaro had nothing to do with any of that... he was at the time simply a federal representative from Rio de Janeiro, not involved in national politics.
The removal of Dilma was a bit controversial, done on a technicality, but it's like the Al Capone thing - they couldn't get him for murder, and got him for tax evasion. The Workers Party's disastrous term under Dilma was EXTREMELY corrupt (much worse than Temer who is no saint either) and the problems at Petrobras started under her watch as chairman of the company... but she seemed either naive or smart enough to avoid being directly involved in demonstrable corruption. On the other hand, there is NO QUESTION that her party's grip on power was EXTREMELY corrupt so I'm glad that the Workers Party was removed through her impeachment. So, ideally, there would be new elections, especially if the Superior Electoral Tribunal had had the courage of invalidating the entire ticket... but there was no constitutional alternative to it, given that Temer was the lawful veep.
It's like here: if Trump were impeached (I know that it won't happen), Pence is not much better (religious nut) but he'd have to be the president, constitutionally speaking.
No, it won't be 1964. It's a different Brazil, now.
Jair Bolsonaro is less of a threat to democracy than the Workers Party. José Dirceu (equally corrupt, and having served time for it, also) gave an interview saying that the mistake of the Workers Party was to get to power via elections, they should have just taken power like in Cuba and Venezuela...
The Left in Brazil is not democratic. It harbors dictatorial tendencies.
I'm a leftist, but I can't support the Brazilian Left.
Temer didn't set the stage for the election of Bolsonaro. The Workers Party with its astounding corruption, is the one responsible for the rise of the Right. Most voters for Bolsonaro were anti-PT (Partido dos Trabalhadores = Workers Party) rather than pro-Bolsonaro.
My wife is Brazilian. Her entire family, all made of leftists and social-democrats, voted for Bolsonaro as an anti-PT vote.
Haddad would have pardoned Lula first day in office and the theft would have resumed, with the Workers Party grabbing power and not letting go, Venezuela style (do you really think that Maduro's re-election was fair?).
Bolsonaro perhaps will be a bad president... but he won't be a dictator, which was the direction the Workers Party would be taking.
Funny that you complain of extra-judicial killings, when a radical PSOL activist (that's another far left party, allied with the PT) tried to kill Bolsonaro.