Brazil: Bolsonaro challenges election results

Published date23 November 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
Bolsonaro's claim seems unlikely to get far, as Lula's victory has been ratified by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) and acknowledged by Brazil's leading politicians and international allies

Alexandre de Moraes, the Supreme Court justice who currently leads the TSE, said in a ruling seen by Reuters that Bolsonaro's right-wing electoral coalition, which filed the complaint, must present its full audit for both rounds of last month's vote within 24 hours, or he would reject it.

Bolsonaro's coalition argues that its audit of the October 30 second-round runoff between Bolsonaro and Lula had found "signs of irreparable ... malfunction" in some electronic voting machines.

"There were signs of serious failures that generate uncertainties and make it impossible to validate the results generated" in older models of the voting machines, Bolsonaro allies said in their complaint, according to Reuters. As a result, they urged that the votes from those models should be "invalidated."

Bolsonaro has still not conceded defeat in the election, although he authorized his government to begin preparing for a presidential transition.

Bolsonaro, who has been dubbed the "Trump of Brazil", is a close friend of Israel but came under...

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