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Sunday, 04 December 2022 03:45 GMT

Penalizing Bolsonaro of Brazil for contesting election results


(MENAFN) President Jair Bolsonaro's request to have the results of the presidential election in October overturned was denied by Brazil's electoral court, which also fined his coalition, the Liberal Party, significantly for the outgoing leader's "bad faith" in contesting the election.

A Supreme Court justice and the head of the Superior Electoral Court, Alexandre de Moraes, rendered a decision against Bolsonaro on Wednesday after the president requested that thousands of votes be thrown out on the grounds that some electronic voting machines were vulnerable to fraud during the election last month.

Despite the fact that the same voting machines were used in the first round of the election, the court initially stated that it would only consider Bolsonaro's claims if he and his Liberal Party provided a more thorough audit of votes; nevertheless, de Moraes claimed that they had not done so.

The judge opined in his decision, “the complete bad faith of the plaintiff’s bizarre and illicit request... was proven, both by the refusal to add to the initial petition and the total absence of any evidence of irregularities and the existence of a totally fraudulent narrative of the facts.”

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