The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) responded this Friday (21) to the request of the defense of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) and granted the right of reply regarding the publication of Jair Bolsonaro (PL) linked to the former President’s PRC criminal faction .
Lula’s right of reply should be broadcast on the same social network where Bolsonaro published the attack on PT, Twitter.
Minister Carmen Lucia voted in favor of Lula’s campaign request. The rapporteur was accompanied by ministers Benedito Gonçalves, Raul Araujo, Sergio Baños, Ricardo Lewandowski and Alexander de Moraes.
The only minister who differed was Carlos Horbach, who understood that the request was interfering with the time it was being analyzed in the TSE plenary.
Lula’s and Bolsonaro’s campaigns are waging a legal battle at the Supreme Electoral Court seeking a right of reply.
The TSE will decide in a virtual plenary session on Saturday (22) whether to issue Lula 164 TV tabs due to publications linking the PT to crime.
The court has yet to determine whether it will grant further inquiries into the right to respond to the Lula and Bolsonaro campaigns. Minister Maria Claudia Buchianeri informs about these cases, who, after giving her decisions granting the right of reply to the two candidates, decided to suspend their actions and present them to the plenary session of the TSE.