Brazil congress leader hopes Bolsonaro will congratulate Biden soon

Brazil's Lower House President Rodrigo Maia reacts during a news conference in Brasilia
Brazil's Lower House President Rodrigo Maia reacts during a news conference in Brasilia

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil house speaker Rodrigo Maia on Monday said he hoped that right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will congrulate U.S. President-elect Joe Biden "as soon as possible" on his win.

Bolsonaro, who portrays himself as a close friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, has been silent on the results of the Nov. 3 election, while many Latin American governments have already congratulated Biden.

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Leslie Adler)