After Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) decided to include Jair Bolsonaro in the investigation into spreading false news and baseless attacks on the electronic voting system, the Brazilian president responded with a threatening tone, stating that the “antidote” to the investigation “is not within the limits of the constitution.”
Bolsonaro also accused the judge Alexander MoraesAnd investigation decision fake news In the Supreme Court, to be “arbitrary and dictatorial” and try to intimidate him.
“Its time [Moraes] will arrive. (…) I do not intend to go beyond the four lines to interrogate these authorities, but I believe the moment is coming,” said the Brazilian president This Thursday in an interview with Radio 93 FM, from Rio de Janeiro, Adding that it is not possible to continue with an “abusive, dictatorial minister.”
The decision was made on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court accepted the elections Investigation with the Brazilian President to reveal fake news I sent a crime report to STF. The subject of the controversy is a live broadcast, in which Bolsonaro challenged the electronic voting system. Ultimately, investigations may disqualify the head of state, preventing him from participating in the presidential elections scheduled for October 2022.
Moraes considered that Bolsonaro’s continued attacks on electronic voting are aimed at “disturbing, creating obstacles, frustrating and preventing” the holding of the presidential election. For the judge, the investigation proves a The link between the president’s statements and the actions of criminal groups which spread false news which was also identified in the investigation of fake news And in an investigation into undemocratic actions.
“There is no doubt that the behavior of the President of the Republic inspired the practice of unlawful acts by members of the Supreme Court,” through “disclosure schemes on social networks,” in order to “damage or endanger the independence of the judiciary, the rule of law and democracy,” the STF judge said.
a second or a balloon, Alexandre de Moraes listed 11 crimes committed by Bolsonaro, including libel, defamation, incitement to criminal acts, pardons for crime, criminal association, and false reporting.
although TSE chief request, Luis Roberto Barroso, limited to July 29, Moraes goes further and quotes later statements of the Head of State. give an example Ticks “With a notorious undemocratic aim” appeared after the comments, “as #VotoAuditavelJa”. The last hashtag association Bolsonaro’s position on electronic voting is reinforced: he believes that only the printed bulletin can be recounted if the results are challenged. TSE does not share the same vision.
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