According to TSE’s official website, the plenary session of the court upheld a majority suit filed by the Workers’ Party (PT) against the far-right president for early election propaganda during a motorcycle caravan and a rally. a religious temple. in Cuiaba.
The former soldier was fined five thousand riyals (about one thousand dollars) for untimely negative publicity.
Opening the divergence, Minister Ricardo Lewandowski insisted that the events cited do not in themselves constitute pre-election campaigning.
However, the greatness and organization of events and speeches that emphasize the maintenance of the then President of the Republic in office are characteristic of a campaign act.
“Our electoral jurisprudence has established itself in the sense of establishing the nature of this type of act, the previous organization and the candidate’s presence being evidence of that electoral nature,” Lewandowski explained.
He stressed that when analyzing the circumstances under which the event was held, “I have a true campaign act configured.”
In a public motorbike ride, Liberal Party presidential candidate Bolsonaro and his team solicited votes in advance for his candidacy for re-election in the October 2 vote.
The latest survey by the Intelligence Research and Strategic Consulting Institute, published September 19, shows former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, PT standard-bearer, with 47 percent and former army captain, 31.
More than 156 million Brazilians, the majority of whom are women, are eligible to vote in the next consultation, which will elect a president and vice president, governors, deputies, senators and regional legislators.
According to analysts, Lula has sought an expression for the creation of a broad electoral coalition of leftists, with the aim of overthrowing the ultra-Orthodox power prevailing since 2018, to preserve democracy, save the economy and promote peace. Directing his expedition in search. of the country.