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Brazil Electoral Court Ratifies Peaceful Character of October Elections

They created a group to combat political violence after attacks on parliamentarians and journalists

The president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) of Brazil, Edson Fachin, indicated this Wednesday that they will always act against attacks on the electoral processes and reaffirmed that they are preparing peaceful elections for October.

"Elective justice will be intransigent in the face of violence as a political weapon in elections in Brazil," he pointed out, says Prensa Latina.

“We will not tolerate electoral violence, a subtype of political violence. The Electoral Justice will not measure efforts to act, in order to stop violence as a political weapon and confront disinformation as a practice of chaos, "said Fachin in a meeting with the Prerogatives group, made up of lawyers, artists, cultivators, professors and jurists.

He certified that the regulatory framework for the October 2 elections is guaranteed within the term of the law and insisted that “the electoral calendar is up to date. The rule is given. The TSE will not be skipped. The Electoral Justice of the entire country will not cross its arms », he stressed.

Within the actions of political violence, they account for the attacks on electronic ballot boxes and the Brazilian electoral system by the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Fachin confirmed that the court will take a rigorous action, since "the attack on electronic ballot boxes is an attack on the vote of the poorest," he asserted.

Political violence combat group

On July 22, Edson Fachin, also a member of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), justified the creation of a group to combat political violence after reports of "aggression" against parliamentarians and journalists in recent days, mainly against opponents of the far-right government Jair Bolsonaro, who is seeking re-election, points out EFE.

On July 9, a police officer who identifies himself as a follower of Bolsonaro shot dead a local PT leader in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, a homicide that the prosecution is investigating as a political crime.

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