Brazil 2022 election will take place; ‘It’s that simple,’ says senate president

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Brazilian Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco on Friday vehemently rejected any hypothesis that the 2022 presidential election could not take place, insisting that the structure will be upheld and the desires and expectations of the Brazilian individuals will be met.

Speaking to reporters within the Senate, Pacheco was responding to feedback made by President Jair Bolsonaro earlier within the week that he could not settle for the results of the election until the voting system is modified. Bolsonaro even urged the vote won’t be held in any respect as he accused the system of being fraudulent.

“The elections will take place as this is a constitutional imperative,” Pacheco mentioned. “We cannot deprive the Brazilian people of their most sacred and sovereign right, which is the right to choose their representatives. It’s that simple.”

President Jair Bolsonaro claims the voting system, which makes use of computer systems to file votes, is vulnerable to voter fraud, and is insisting that solely printed ballots be used.

On Thursday, he informed supporters in Brasilia that if the election shouldn’t be “clean” it will not go forward. “That is my last word on the matter. There will be printed ballots, because if there are no printed ballots, this is a sign that there will be no election. The message is clear.”

Pacheco on Friday rejected any suggestion there was voter fraud in earlier elections or that the present system is weak to fraud. The Supreme Electoral Court on Friday issued a press release calling Bolsonaro’s feedback “lamentable” and stating that any motion to stop the election violates the structure and is a “dereliction of duty.”

It additionally mentioned that since digital voting machines have been first utilized in 1996, “not a single case of fraud has been recorded.

“Polls this week put Bolsonaro’s disapproval ranking at an all-time excessive, and voter intentions present him falling additional behind former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is anticipated to problem him.

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