Election in Brazil: compromising revelations in the entourage of Jair Bolsonaro
< p class="sc-v64krj-0 dlqbmr">Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (left) with his Minister of Justice, Anderson Torres.
The ex-Minister of Justice of Jair Bolsonaro, currently in the United States, was expected on Friday by the Brazilian authorities after the discovery of a draft decree which could have allowed the cancellation of the election of Lula to the presidency.
This very compromising document revealed Thursday evening by the daily Folha de S. Paulowas found during searches by the Federal Police at the home of this former minister, Anderson Torres, who is the subject of a warrant for the arrest of a judge of the Supreme Court for collusion alleged in the bolsonarists who stormed the places of power in Brasilia on Sunday.
We'll wait for him to show up until Monday. If this is not the case, next week we will launch the procedure for requesting extradition, Flavio Dino, Minister of Justice for left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in office since 2018, announced on Friday. January 1.
Mr. Torres has consistently maintained his innocence and promised to return to Brazil to surrender to authorities, without giving a specific date.
Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed outside the Congress building in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, on January 8.
The three-page document found at provides for the federal government to take control of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), which oversees the smooth running of the ballot, to ensure the preservation and restoration of transparency, and to approve the regularity of the electoral process for the presidential election of 2022.
A measure considered unconstitutional by many jurists. In practice, this means that the intention would have been to nullify the election of Lula, who beat far-right President Jair Bolsonaro by a short head, on 30 October.
According to Folha de S. Paulo, that revealed the scandal, this draft could be the first irrefutable piece of evidence that Jair Bolsonaro's entourage was plotting a coup if defeated.
The presidential decree – which never saw the light of day – provided for the creation of an electoral regulation commission to replace the TSE, with a majority of members from the Ministry of Defense at its head (8 out of 17 ).
The document is not dated, but the name of Jair Bolsonaro is at the end, in a space provided for his signature.
While 33 million people were starving, they were planning a coup, leftist Senator Randolfe Rodrigues, leader of the Lula government's parliamentary bloc in the Upper House, tweeted on Friday.
“This shows that what we saw on January 8 [the invasion of places of power in Brasilia] doesn' was not an isolated act. [The draft decree] is one of the links in a putschist chain. »
— Flavio Dino, Minister of Justice for leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
The Federal Police told Agence France-Presse that they could not not comment on an ongoing investigation.
Mr. Torres, who is in the United States, said Thursday evening on Twitter that this draft was probably in a pile of documents that was supposed to be destroyed in due course, its contents were leaked and are deemed out of context. p>
He was already on American soil when several thousand Bolsonarians invaded and ransacked the presidential palace, Congress and the Supreme Court in the Brazilian capital on Sunday.
The former The minister had held the position of head of security for the Federal District of Brasilia since January 2, but went on vacation shortly after.
Brazilian news was also marked by d& #x27;other embarrassing revelations about Jair Bolsonaro's term: implausible expenses with the presidential credit card, such as the approximately $30,000 spent at one time in a modest restaurant in northern Brazil or the $15,000 in a bakery the day after his son's wedding.
Presidential credit card account statements for his four years in office (2019-2022) have been published on an official online site of the Lula government, which began to lift an imposed secrecy for 100 years by its predecessor on thousands of official documents.