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Brazil's Bolsonaro asks truckers to clear roadblocks

STORY: "I'm just as upset, as sad as you. But we have to keep our head in place," Bolsonaro said in a video shared on his social media.

"The request is highways, let's clear them for the good of our nation and so that we can continue fighting for democracy and freedom," he added.

The country's electoral authority on Sunday said Lula won almost 51% of the vote. Bolsonaro has not officially acknowledged the result, though his cabinet has initiated a transition, with Lula set to take over the presidency on Jan. 1.

Some truckers, one of Bolsonaro's core group of supporters, began blocking roads around the country on Monday (October 31) and Tuesday (November 1) to protest the results, creating miles-long backups and threatening to disrupt supply chains.