Bolsonaro uses UN as platform to attack electoral rival

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, trailing in the polls in the run-up to the October election used the UN General  Assembly to attack his opponent saying that during his government he has faced "systematic corruption" from the left, in a clear reference to former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

He was the first of the heads of state and government to speak before the General Assembly and he did so with an indirect attack on Lula, who leads all the polls ahead of the elections on October 2.

"We are facing systematic corruption," Bolsonaro declared before the General Assembly, adding that "between 2003 and 1016, when the left ruled the country," billions of dollars were stolen and that "the person responsible for that was convicted," but declared that "this is the Brazil of the past".

Bolsonaro’s government has faced its own corruption  problems and he has been attacked for his disavowal of the covid-19 pandemic, which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands in Brazil