Bolsonaro, who’s campaigning for re-election, made the comparability in a lo-fi video in Bayswater Shell forecourt forward of the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
In a video shared on social media, he boasts to the digital camera: “I’m here in London, England and the price of fuel is £1.61. This is approximately R$9.70 practically double the average of many Brazilian states. Our gasoline is, in fact, among the cheapest in the world.”
Social media followers complained it wasn’t a good comparability as Brazil‘s minimum wage is many times lower than Britain’s.
Allies hope Bolsonaro’s four-day journey to the UK will sway some voters and provides him a picture of gravitas after virtually 4 years of rifts with other world leaders — whereas offering materials for TV advertisements.
Bolsonaro trails former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in opinion polls, with the other candidates far again. The leftist da Silva, who ruled from 2003 to 2010, is hoping to win 50 per cent of the votes on October 2 and keep away from a runoff against the incumbent.
Hundreds of protesters skirmished with Bolsonaro supporters outdoors the Brazilian Embassy in London over the weekend.
Speaking to about 200 supporters gathered outdoors, Bolsonaro insisted the polls have been flawed — and that he may win outright within the first round.