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RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – Brazilian President Jair Bolzano has warned that he will not hand over the presidency to a potential successor if “fraud” occurs in next year’s election.
“I give advance notice to the Supreme Court judges. I will give President Sash in a clean manner to anyone who wins me in the election, but not by fraud,” Bolzano said in a video posted on his social media network.
For months, the far-right leader argued it The current system of electronic ballot boxes has been changed to printed ballots, Because in his opinion there is room for fraud, this system is safe and used without problems for more than 20 years.
Bolsanaro’s allies in the National Congress have been pushing for a change in the law, but there is strong opposition in the federal Supreme Court and in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the body that regulates elections.
“I am not going to admit a fraudulent system of elections, I do not want problems (…) I can not face next year’s elections with that ballot box, which is not accepted anywhere in the world,” he said.
In 2018, Bolzano was elected president by the same electronic ballot boxes that he now criticizes.
During his outburst, the current president referred to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) and said that despite his “incredible” crimes, they “released him from prison.”
Most political analysts agree that Bolsanaro criticized the electronic voting system Let’s prepare the floor For not recognizing the eventual election defeat.