Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The Guardian view on Brazil’s election: never mind the voters – Bolsonaro plans to win

‘The danger is that Jair Bolsonaro regards the actual vote as something of an irrelevance.’ Photograph: Wagner Meier/Getty Images
‘Ɖ denjr z ɖt Jair Bolsonaro rgardz ɖ acćl vot az smʈñ v an ireḷvns.’ Foṭgraf: Wagner Meier/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Bṛzil’z ilex́n: nvr mînd ɖ votrz – Bolsonaro planz t win

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 13 September 2022)

Ɖ stecs cd hardli b hayr az ilex́nde aproćz. Lula’z dfit wd b dzastṛs fr dmocṛsi n ɖ planit

Tyzde, 13 Sptmbr 2022

For yirz ago, mni Bṛziłnz rgardd ɖ prospect v a vicṭri fr ɖ far-rît preẓdnśl canddet Jair Bolsonaro frst wɖ incṛdyḷti n ɖen – rîtli – wɖ horr. Az ɖ 2 Octobr ilex́n aproćz, ɖ fir ɖt h wl rmen in pǎr z gretr stl. H hz pruvd a reclis n incompitnt līdr n rmenz a menis t dmocṛsi n ɖ planit – egñ on ɖoz dstroyñ ɖ Aṃzn renforist, hu r cuṛntli rīduḅlñ ɖer eḟts at ɖ prospect v luzñ ɖer ćampịn. Hiz mn rîvl, ɖ formr prezidnt Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, z mor ɖn 15 psntijpônts ahd in ɖ lêtist mejr poul. Ɖ denjr z ɖt Mr Bolsonaro rgardz ɖ acćl vot az smʈñ v an ireḷvns. Arnd a miłn sitiznz – includñ līdñ figrz fṛm biznis, poḷtics, sayns n ɖ arts – hv sînd a maṇfsto wornñ ɖt dmocṛsi fesz “imns denjr”.

Mr Bolsonaro hz abrupli cut fyltaxz, snt munʈli caś trnsfŕz t pur faṃliz n z wuwñ īvanjelicl ćrćz dvotidli agn, ẃl smirñ hiz isnṣ́li pragmatic leftist rîvl – hu wz jeld fr c’rupśn bt ɖen sw hiz cnvix́nz qośt – az a crezd îdịlog.

Bt ẃl dubl-dijit infleśn n hî unimplômnt me hv pīct, a vicṭri at ɖ poulz fr Mr Bolsonaro lcs unlîcli. Hiz last-minit handǎts r vyd sinicli. Bṛzil lost 684,000 lîvz t Covid-19 az ɖ prezidnt moct mascs n vaxīnz n dsmist ɖ ʈret. Hiz faṃli’z fînansz r undr rnyd scrūṭni aftr a Bṛziłn nyzgrūp clemd ɖt h n clos reḷtivz bòt 107 proṗtiz ovr ʈri decedz – peyñ fr at līst 51 v ɖm in caś. Opziśn z yṇfayñ, wɖ ɖ formr invîrnmntministr n preẓdnśl canddet Mrīna Silva raliyñ bhnd Lula.

Mr Bolsonaro, stabd a munʈ bfr 2018’z ilex́n, śd nǒ ɖ cost v p’liticl vayḷns betr ɖn enwn, yt cntinyz t yz agresiv reṭric n spred hetrid: “Bai yr gunz! It’s in ɖ Bîbl!” h tld s’portrz last munʈ. Ʈancs t hiz rīlaxeśn v lwz, ɖ numbr v fîrarmz in prîṿt handz hz dubld t 2m. Ɖ last tū munʈs hv sìn ɖ cilñz v a locl ofiśl fr Lula’z Wrcrz’ Parti n v anɖr v its bacrz bî s’portrz v Mr Bolsonaro, hu hv olso atact uɖr raliz n ʈretnd poḷtiśnz wɖ gunz.

Oponnts fir nt onli priilex́n vayḷns bt olso a Trump-stîl bid t hañ on t pǎr in dfayns v ɖ ilectṛt. Sgnificnt progres hz bn md in tac̣lñ disinḟmeśn in ɖ cuntri. Bt miłnz v dîhard s’portrz r lîcli t si a dfit onli az evidns ɖt ɖe hv bn ćītd. Fest wɖ ɖ prospect nt onli v luzñ, bt ptnṣ́li v jel, ɖ prezidnt hz olrdi clemd ɖt ɖ votñsistm z unrilaybl. H hz prīvịsli dclerd ɖt hiz fyćr holdz onli prizn, deʈ or vicṭri – n hz tld s’portrz: “Ɖ armi z on ǎr sîd.”

Ɖ clem z ispeṣ́li ćilñ gvn Bṛzil’z reḷtivli rīsnt hisṭri v militri dictetrśp. Ɖo fy axpt hiz swīpñ asrśn, ɖr z riyl cnsrn ɖt h cd fînd sgnificnt s’port wɖn ɖ armd forsz. A clir, ǎtrît vicṭri fr Lula, îdiyli in ɖ frst rǎnd bt mor lîcli in a runof, z ɖ bst rzult fr Bṛziłn dmocṛsi n ɖ planit. Uɖr cuntriz mst mc it clir ɖt ɖe wl nt toḷret eni atmt bî Mr Bolsonaro t ćīt, bŭli or menis hiz we t a secnd trm.

Instroduction to Ñspel

14/09/2022

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