A Brazilian parliamentary committee rejected Jair Bolsonaro’s proposal to resume print voting

The decision marks a heavy defeat for the Brazilian president (Image: Reuters)

Special Committee of the House of Representatives She refused, Thursday, to implement the printed vote for the upcoming Brazilian elections, which will take place in October 2022, a proposal promoted by President Jair Bolsonaro.

The bill, which sought to reform the constitution to make printed voting mandatory, was rejected by 23 votes in favour, and 11 votes in favour. The decision represents a strong defeat for the Brazilian president, who claims without evidence that Brazil’s electronic voting system was the subject of fraud.

despite the refusal, The proposal must be submitted to the vote in the plenary session of the Council, because the special committees issue opinions only and are not finalThe final word on any constitutional reform rests with the plenary session, when 513 deputies will be able to vote.

After the constitutional amendment bill was rejected, The Commission will have to vote on a new file requesting the proposal file, which can be submitted on Friday, After that, it is sent to the plenary session of the Council, where the deputies have the final say.

The House Special Committee refused to implement the printed vote (Image: EFE)
The House Special Committee refused to implement the printed vote (Image: EFE)

The far-right leader, who is experiencing his worst moment of popularity since taking power on January 1, 2019, has insisted, almost daily, that the electronic voting system is fraudulent and that Democratic elections will only be guaranteed by ballot papers because they are “auditable”.

Due to the Electoral Court’s refusal to accept the printed vote yet 20 years of using electronic ballot box without any registered cheatBolsonaro insisted on attacking its president, Justice Luis Barroso, who is also a member of the Supreme Court.

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Head of state accused Barroso of being a “liar” and of trying to prevent ballot voting from flourishing, after a judge decided to initiate an “administrative” process against the president for declaring that if the vote was not re-voted in 2022 by ballot “there will be no elections”.

brazilian president, He insisted this week in his sermon against electronic voting, asserting that if this system is maintained for the 2022 elections, the country will follow Venezuela’s path. that Argentina.

Bolsonaro insisted on attacking the President of the Electoral Tribunal, Judge Luis Barroso, who is also the President of the Supreme Court.
Bolsonaro insisted on attacking the President of the Electoral Tribunal, Judge Luis Barroso, who is also the President of the Supreme Court.

“In 2019 I was in Argentina and warned what would happen if the Sao Paulo Forum came back to power”Bolsonaro said, referring to the organization that brings together left-wing parties in Latin America and in which Argentine President Alberto Fernandez is registered.

Bolsonaro’s insistence on calling electronic ballot boxes a fraud made Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes on Thursday among those investigated for spreading false news. that threaten democracy.

(With information from Efe)

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