(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Brazil is at risk of facing a more serious incident than the
Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, said the head of the
country's Electoral Court, Edson Fachin, on Wednesday ahead of the
presidential election in October, Trend reports citing Reuters .
His remarks follow the latest polls that show Brazil's far-right
President, Jair Bolsonaro, trailing behind former leader Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva ahead of the elections.
Bolsonaro has cast doubts on the voting system, without
evidence, going as far as threatening to reject an unfavorable
outcome in the elections.
'We may experience an episode even more severe than the January
6 (attack) on the Capitol,' Fachin said in a presentation at the
Wilson Center in Washington.
Fachin also warned he will not accept any interference in the
electoral process. The involvement of Brazil's armed forces in the
presidential race has to be cooperative and must never be
interfering, he said.
Earlier this year, the electoral court created a transparency
commission with representatives of several public institutions,
including the military, to ensure greater security for the voting
Military leaders have broadly said the armed forces will respect
any election result. Still, some military officials have echoed
Bolsonaro's comments about potential weaknesses in Brazil's voting
'Evidently, we will not accept this type of circumstance.
Collaboration yes, intervention never,' Fachin said.
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