The assembly that befell this Monday (18th) between President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and a bunch of overseas ambassadors on the Palácio do Planalto concluded many embarrassments. In it, the president launched faux information towards the ministers of the Federal Supreme Court docket (STF) and the Supreme Electoral Court docket (TSE), questioned the Brazilian electoral system and spared no effort in conspiracy theories – with none foundation in actuality.
“We can’t face one other election below the cloak of no-confidence. We now have to make sure that the voter’s vote goes to this individual,” started Bolsonaro, who then took goal on the ministers of the court docket.
“Once we discuss elections, transparency involves thoughts. And Mr. Barroso (Luís Roberto Barroso, minister of the STF), additionally like Mr. Edson Fachin (President of the TSE), started to go all over the world criticizing me as if I had been making ready a coup. What is occurring is precisely the alternative,” accused Bolsonaro.
In his speech, the President repeated the accusations that the TSE had already rejected. It began with an investigation launched by the federal police in 2018 into an tried hacker assault on the TSE system. The court docket has already clarified that this entry was blocked and had no impact on the end result of the election. It was not the primary time that Bolsonaro used this investigation to assault polling station safety, together with being the topic of an STF investigation for leaking confidential PF paperwork associated to the investigation on his social networks.
The request to fulfill with overseas ambassadors got here rapidly after the TSE president met with representatives of different international locations. “Here’s a assembly of Minister Fachin with some gents or representatives warning them towards frivolous accusations. What I am speaking about right here shouldn’t be frivolous in any respect.”
Assaults on ministers adopted. “They accuse me of attacking elections and democracy. That is finished by the TSE itself… We are able to clearly see that Minister Fachin was the one who made Lula eligible and now he’s the President of the TSE. Minister Barroso was the lawyer of the terrorist Battisti, who was welcomed right here by President Lula in December 2010. Up to now, Minister Alexandre de Moraes has defended teams that, if I had been a lawyer, I’d not be a lawyer,” Bolsonaro hinted.
The Presidency of the Republic invited Fachino and Barroso to this Monday assembly. Each declined the invitation. The president of the TSE stated that “the responsibility of impartiality prevents you from taking part within the occasion”.
Anti-Republican and electoral
Opposition lawmakers rapidly reacted to Bolsonaro’s assertion, saying that they might file a lawsuit towards the president “I and different leaders of the opposition events will condemn Bolsonaro for the crime he dedicated when he referred to as on ambassadors from different international locations to be attacked and discredited. president.” Brazil’s electoral system, which, by the way in which, elected him for 30 years. And he dedicated this crime utilizing public tv!” social networks federal deputy and Home Minority Chief Alencar Santana (PT-SP).
The assembly referred to as by Bolsonaro, who’s working for re-election, was held on the Palácio da Alvorada utilizing authorities buildings and broadcast by TV Brasil.
“There will likely be no truce towards Jair Bolsonaro’s fascist and authoritarian escalation!” he agreed Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP). “At present, we nonetheless current the assertion to the TSE within the following phrases: 1. Condemn the preliminary candidate Jair Bolsonaro for irregular promoting; 2. Condemn Bolsonaro’s social gathering to right away publish an error denying the phrases of its candidate’s assertion on public tv.”
“By summoning ambassadors from a number of international locations and ministers of state to the exhibition, once more towards Brazil’s electoral system, Bolsonaro is utilizing the prerogative of the top of state for an agenda that’s each anti-republic and anti-election,” defendant Senator Humberto Costa (PT-PE)
One in every of Bolsonaro’s targets, Federal Supreme Court docket Minister Edson Fachin, referred to as the assembly a “stage present” to unfold “dangerous narratives.” “There may be unacceptable electoral denial by an essential public determine in a democratic nation and accusations of fraud, in dangerous religion, towards an establishment with out presenting any proof,” he stated, with out instantly quoting Bolsonaro, in an announcement. lecture on the Bar Affiliation of Paraná (OAB-PR) this Monday afternoon (18).
Alternatively, the STF itself issued an announcement earlier this Monday night – with out mentioning Bolsonaro by identify – towards the already denied lies.
Do not fall for faux information! The digital voting machine is consistently examined and has by no means been confirmed to be fraudulent. It is protected and controllable! Watch the manufacturing video @TSEjusbr to fight the rumors which might be going round. Share the reality! pic.twitter.com/TvZZGmvwFC
— STF (@STF_oficial) July 18, 2022
Even Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), an ally of the president, criticized the statements. Pacheco thought of the questions concerning the digital voting units to be “overcome points”. “The safety of digital voting machines and the smoothness of the electoral course of can not be questioned. There isn’t any simply trigger and purpose for this. These questions are dangerous for Brazil in each facet.” established.
The chief of polls of electoral intentions for the October elections, Lula (PT), additionally expressed remorse on the angle of the present president.
It is a disgrace that Brazil would not have a president to name 50 ambassadors to speak about one thing that pursuits the nation. Employment, growth or maybe the battle towards starvation. As a substitute, he lies towards our democracy.
— Lula (@LulaOfficial) July 18, 2022