As communist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the country’s former president appeared to defeat conservative incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in that country’s election, it appeared like the world was taking a strong left turn.
Lula received 50.9% of the vote in a heated race between two sworn enemies on opposite ends of the political spectrum. But there was a problem.
Bolsonaro’s followers were certain he would win, but the numbers were sufficient to defeat him.
The division that this election has brought to light will continue without a question.
Lula was barred from running for office and imprisoned, so he was unable to participate in the 2018 presidential election.
He was convicted guilty of receiving bribes from a Brazilian construction business to secure contracts with Petrobras, the country’s state-owned oil giant, during his trial.
Once serving 580 days in prison, Lula entered politics after his conviction was overturned.
He started his victory speech by saying, “They tried to bury me alive and here I am.”
However, a sizable crowd of people are demonstrating in the streets against a corrupt and stolen election.
“This is how it’s done: Over 3 million Brazilians filled the streets on Republic Day yesterday, Nov. 15, to protest the stolen elections. The party of President Jair Bolsonaro presented its report and announced it will apply to have the election annulled since the results could not be validated,” according to the Gateway Pundit.
Millions of Brazilians have been demonstrating every day in the streets since Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a Communist and convicted felon, committed enormous electoral fraud during the second round of voting on October 30.
— Carla M. Lodi (@LodiMaffei) November 15, 2022
Millions of Brazilians took to the streets yesterday to commemorate the Day of the Republic, mainly in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia but also in smaller towns.
The major media, including O Globo, has refrained from covering what may be one of the world’s largest protests, inciting even greater rage and disdain among Brazilians.
“I’m no expert on the history of protests, but I think these may be the biggest protests the world has ever seen,” according to Brazil expert Fernando Teles, who was speaking on the German website Free World. “People are very angry. That isn’t really like the Brazilians at all, who are usually pretty laid back.”
“According to Teles, over 3 million people demonstrated yesterday in Brasilía, although the capital is very difficult to reach and people often had to travel several days to get there. In Rio de Janeiro, approx. 500,000 protested in front of the old Ministry of Defense, demanding military intervention to prevent the communists from taking power,” according to the Pundit report.
— QueenStefane🇧🇷 (@StefaneQueen) November 16, 2022
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Demonstrators complained that at least 100 of the electronic ballot boxes did not contain a single vote for Bolsonaro. 5 million votes were discarded. Allegedly, Lula won 50.9% of the vote and Bolsonaro 49.1%.
Last week, Minister of Defense Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira sent his report on possible election fraud to the radical leftist Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), which consists of diehard Lula supporters. The military’s report spoke of “relevant security risks”: “It is not possible to say the electronic voting system is free from the influence of malware that could affect its outcome,” says the report. The TSE will likely ignore the report.
Now President Bolsonaro’s Liberal Party (PL) has also submitted its report on electoral fraud, stating that the PL will request “an annulment of the election” because “it is not possible to validate the results of all the electronic voting machines.” CONTINUE READING…