Anyone Who Contests Election in Undemocratic Acts Will Be Treated as Criminals, Says Justice

Chief Justice of the Supreme electoral court, Alexandre Moraes, says that those responsible for coup-mongering acts against the election results will be severely punished


The president of the TSE (Supreme Electoral Court), Chief Justice Alexandre de Moraes, called the Bolsonarist groups that contest the electoral victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) criminals and said that they will be punished.

"The voters, in overwhelming majority, are Democrats. They democratically accepted the result of the elections. Those who are not accepting criminally, those who are criminally practicing undemocratic acts will be treated as criminals", said Moraes in a session of the court this Thursday (3). The court ruled that Lula was elected president on Sunday (30), with 50.9% of the votes, against 49.1% for Bolsonaro.

BRASILIA, DF, BRASIL, 30-10-2022 Chief Justice of the Supreme electoral court, Alexandre Moraes. FOTO Gabriela Biló /Folhapress, POLITICA) - Folhapress

Bolsonarist groups began to contest the result of the election in coup-mongering acts with roadblocks and requests for military intervention in front of barracks. The anti-democratic demonstrations in front of Armed Forces buildings have the support of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL). Moraes also said that "criminal movements" will be "fought and those responsible for them will be investigated and held accountable under the penalty of law".

Translated by Cassy Dias

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