In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro challenges the result of the presidential election in court

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Brazil’s outgoing president, Jair Bolsonaro, has filed an appeal against the result of the October presidential election and is asking the Superior Electoral Tribunal to invalidate electronic votes, CNN Brazil reported on Tuesday.

After his defeat in the presidential election on October 30, Jair Bolsonaro took legal action. The outgoing president of Brazil has filed an appeal with the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), which he asks to carry out an “extraordinary verification” of the votes, says CNN Brazil, Tuesday, November 22.

According to this media, the appeal denounces “irreparable non-conformities” of certain voting machines likely to “tarnish” the result of the ballot which resulted in the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Alexandre de Moraes, Supreme Court Justice currently presiding over the TSE, said, according to a document seen by Reuters, that the conservative coalition of Jair Bolsonaro, which formally filed this appeal, had 24 hours to present its full review of the two ballots of the presidential election under penalty of seeing his request rejected.

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This appeal is unlikely to succeed, as Lula’s victory has already been ratified by the TSE and recognized by Brazil’s top politicians and the country’s international partners, including the United States.

On the other hand, a small fringe of the Brazilian electorate, largely in the minority but determined, still refuses to recognize the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro.

With Reuters

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