Bolsonaro, who faces record disapproval, has ratcheted up his pressure on opponents in various ways, attempting to fortify himself ahead of presidential elections next October. He has worked to build a solid base among local police rank and file (although that support may be fading) and replaced wavering allies with loyal shock troops in key military, intelligence, and law enforcement positions. All the while, Bolsonaro has repeatedly signaled his desire to rewrite the rules to give himself more power, even if it requires a coup to do so.#Bolsonaro #Brazil #Elections2021
Gbagbo’s tenure was marred by a failed coup that split the country into a rebel-held north and a government-run south and fuelled outbreaks of violence that pushed him to extend his presidential mandate. When elections finally took place in 2010, Ouattara defeated Gbagbo, who claimed voter fraud and refused to concede.
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“There have been moments of very high tension and violence in our country which I’ve had to experience as president, during the gilets jaunes crisis. But society is in a different place today.”#France #President #International
“Some of the most distant objects that we see in the universe are black holes, and they’re blasting the universe with powerful radiation that’s generated by matter that’s being accreted from them,” Bower says. “But in the case of Sagittarius A*, it’s very, very quiet and it’s almost a billion times less luminous.”#Science #BlackHoles #milkyway