Son retracts tweet announcing Bolsonaro's return to Brazil

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  • Tuesday, 07 Mar 2023

FILE PHOTO: Senator Flavio Bolsonaro looks on next to Brazil's President and candidate for re-election Jair Bolsonaro during a news conference at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil October 4, 2022. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, son of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, on Tuesday wrote on Twitter his father would return to Brazil next week but deleted the post a few minutes later, saying the date was not confirmed.

"I'm sorry for the previous post, I might be missing him a lot," Flavio said, adding the March 15 date he had previously announced for the former president's return was "likely but still unconfirmed".

Bolsonaro has been in self-imposed exile in the United States since late December, having flown to Florida 48 hours before his opponent and successor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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