‘Terrible show’ and ‘shame’: Lula, Ciro and Tebet react to Bolsonaro’s meeting with ambassadors

The meeting of the President of the Republic took place this Monday the 18th, at the Palácio da Alvorada and was broadcast on TV Brasil.

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The presidential candidates spoke about Bolsonaro’s agenda this Monday afternoon, the 18th

In the wake of the consequences of the meeting of the president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) with the ambassadors, three of the main presidential candidates took to social media to criticize the position of the federal executive, who criticized the ministers Edson Fachin, Alexandre de Moraes AND Luis Roberto Barrosoin the Federal Supreme Court (STF) and the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) and stated, without providing evidence, that electronic voting machines are vulnerable. The meeting of the country’s representative took place this Monday afternoon, the 18th, at the Palácio da Alvorada and was broadcast on TV Brasil.

Head of polls on voting intentions, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) said that Bolsonaro “tells lies against our democracy”. “It is a shame that Brazil does not have a president who calls 50 ambassadors to talk about something that interests the country. Employment, development or the fight against hunger, for example. Instead, she tells lies against our democracy,” PT wrote. former minister Ciro Gomes, the pre-candidate of PDT for the Presidency of the Republic, described the meeting of the President of the Republic as a “terrible spectacle”. The pedestrian also called for the impeachment of Bolsonaro.

“After the terrible spectacle promoted today by Bolsonaro, he can no longer be the president of one of the largest democracies in the world or Brazil can no longer claim to be a member of the group of democratic countries. Never, in all of modern history, has the president of a major democratic country called upon the diplomatic corps to threaten democracy and parade lies trying to undermine the judiciary and electoral system. Bolsonaro committed several crimes of responsibility and we must seek legal instruments to remove him from office. I know this is a delicate task because we have a figure like Arthur Lira at the head of the House who would be responsible for carrying out an impeachment motion. There is no longer any political patience or institutional armor capable of withstanding such abuse. Much less complacency in interpreting the clear and deliberate staging of the coup as rhetorical outbursts or the folly of a disqualified president,” Ciro said in a series of four tweets.

Sen. Simone Tebet (MDB-RS), a third-way presidential candidate, followed similar reasoning. For the parliamentarian, Brazil “is ashamed before the world”. Brazil is embarrassed in front of the world. The president summoned ambassadors and used official and public means to once again discredit the Brazilian electoral system. I reinforce my faith in Electoral Justice and the electronic voting system. I invite other candidates to do the same. Peace in elections is also declaring faith in our electoral system, as we did in the manifesto submitted to the Tirana Stock Exchange last Wednesday, the 13th, emedebista published on her official Twitter profile.

The calmness of the electoral process cannot be questioned”, says Pacheco

The repercussion was not limited to the candidates for the Presidency of the Republic. Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG) stated in a statement that “the security of electronic voting machines and the calmness of the electoral process can no longer be questioned.” “A strong democracy is made about contradictions and divergences, regardless of the topic. But there are truths and questions that have been overcome, including those already assimilated by Brazilian society, which no longer accept discussion. The security of electronic voting machines and the smooth running of the electoral process can no longer be questioned. There is no just cause and reason for this. These questions are bad for Brazil in all aspects. The National Congress, whose composition was chosen by the current and modern electoral system, has the obligation to assure the population that the electronic voting machines will give the country the faithful result of the will of the people, whatever it may be,” he said.

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