January 17, 2022

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Thousands of Bolsanaro supporters demonstrated against the electronic voting system

Supporters of President Jair Bolsanaro gather near the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 1, 2021.

“Our votes must be printed!” On Sunday 1, several thousand protesters gatheredThere is In August, French-Press (AFP) journalists spoke out in support of President Jair Bolzano in Brazil and against the electronic voting system that has been in place since 1996.

In Rio de Janeiro, about 3,000 people marched on the famous Copacabana beach, most without masks and wearing yellow and green, the colors of the Brazilian flag. “What we want is, for greater transparency, the votes can be recounted publicly because there were already suspicions of fraud.”, Ronaldo Calvalcondே, 46, who was involved in the protest in Rio, told AFP.

On Sunday, August 1, 2021, protesters gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, demanding a new voting system.

“People’s will must prevail” for Jair Bolzano

President Bolzano, who is targeting re-election in 2022, did not call for a return to the paper ballot, but to print a receipt after each electronic ballot so that the votes can be physically counted.

To analysts, the far-right leader, like former US President Donald Trump, is trying to prepare the ground to challenge the outcome if he fails, for whom he is an ardent fan.

On Sunday, August 1, thousands of Bolsanaro supporters gathered on Paulista Avenue in Sவ்o Paulo (Brazil).

President Bolzano did not directly take part in the morning rally in Brasilia, but he spoke via video conferencing and reiterated that he would not accept the election. “Clean and Democratic”. He said he would “Everything You Need” Print paper receipts for electronic voting.

In the afternoon, he addressed thousands of protesters gathered in the country’s largest city, Sao Paulo. “The will of the people must prevail. After this event, I hope it will be done in Brasilia.”, He said, was the reference to Thursday’s scheduled vote on the bill’s delegation to establish the printing of paper receipts for electronic ballot boxes.

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Brasilia (Brazil), Sunday, August 1, 2021 Meeting of Ministers at the Plaza.

Fraud allegations

On Thursday, during his weekly time on Facebook, the head of state announced that he had cheated for more than two hours during the last two presidential elections, specifically estimating that he should have been elected in the first round in 2018. But he presented no evidence that he did not, while at the same time confirming that the current structure of the High Electoral Court (TSE) was completely transparent and never affected by malpractices.

Three weeks ago, Mr. Bolzano has already raised a cry that casts doubt on the implementation of the 2022 referendum. “We have clean elections in Brazil, or there will be no elections”, he said.

He handled“Stupid” TSE President Luis Roberto Barroso believes votes can be exposed instead of printing paper receipts “Risks of Past Manipulation”.

Last weekend, tens of thousands of people in Brazil demonstrated demanding the removal of President Bolzano, who was widely criticized for managing the Covit-19 epidemic, which has killed more than 550,000 people in the country.

World with AFP