The people of Brazil have risen up against alleged voter fraud in the nation’s recent presidential election, with millions flooding the streets in protest.
During Tuesday’s national Republican Day, an estimated 3 million citizens took to the streets across the country and demanded the election be annulled.
Incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and his party have responded by moving to annul the election.
Bolsonaro’s conservative Partido Liberal (PL) party presented its report and announced it will apply for the election’s annulment since the results could not be validated.
Since the massive fraud during the runoff election on October 30th in Brazil, millions of Brazilians have been protesting on the streets every day.
The election was “won” by Bolsonaro’s far-left socialist challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Lula is Brazil’s former president and a convicted criminal who was previously jailed for fraud.
As Slay News previously reported, Brazil’s military has warned that “possible fraud” may have influenced the country’s controversial presidential election.
The Armed Forces of Brazil has been investigating the election following widespread allegations of fraud after the notoriously corrupt Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva beat incumbent conservative President Jair Bolsonaro.
Following an audit of the election results, the military concluded that there was a “possible security risk” in the country’s voting system.
In a statement on Thursday, the Defense Ministry emphasized that its report had not “excluded the possibility of fraud.”
During Tuesday’s Day of the Republic, millions took to the streets again, marking the 16th consecutive day of mass protests.
The main protests were especially in Rio de Janeiro and the capital, Brasilía, but also in smaller towns across the country.
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Meanwhile, mainstream media such as O Globo refuse to report on what may be the largest protests the world has ever seen.
The media cover-up is fueling even more rage and disappointment among the Brazilian people.
“I’m no expert on the history of protests, but I think these may be the biggest protests the world has ever seen,” Brazil expert Fernando Teles told the German website Free World.
“People are very angry,” he added.
“That isn’t really like the Brazilians at all, who are usually pretty laid back.”
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According to Teles, over 3 million people demonstrated yesterday in Brazil.
The turnout was incredibly high, despite the capital being very difficult to reach and people often having to travel several days to get there.
In Rio de Janeiro, approx. 500,000 protested in front of the old Ministry of Defense.
Citizens are demanding military intervention to prevent the communists from taking power.
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Demonstrators complained that at least 100 of the electronic ballot boxes did not contain a single vote for Bolsonaro.
5 million votes were discarded.
The results show that Lula allegedly 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).
However, the TSE consists of diehard Lula supporters.
The military’s report warns of “relevant security risks” discovered in the election system.
“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.
Yet the TSE will likely ignore the report, much to the outrage of the Brazilian people.
Now President Bolsonaro’s PL party has also submitted its report on electoral fraud.
The report states 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.”
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Only a party involved in the election can contest the result, Teles said.
“The electoral court will probably refuse,” says Fernando Teles.
“Then the sitting President can order a military court to decide.
“Then it will be a battle between the judicial system and the executive branch.
“The military will probably have to take to the streets.
“Under the Law and Order Act (GLO), the president can order the army to restore peace.”
According to Teles, Bolsonaro and the military leadership are making every effort to follow the law and the rules of democracy.
Protestors are already demanding military intervention, with chants of “Forças armadas, salvam nossa pátria!” which translates to “Armed Forces, Save Our Country!”
“The funny thing is, although they say they won the majority in the election, there are no protests by Lula supporters,” Teles said.
“Where are they?”