Minister Luis Roberto Barroso, of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), said Friday that he should have taken more time to discuss identity issues while he chairs the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), from 2020 to 2022.
“Instead, I spent time debating the nonsense of printed voting.”
In a lecture to the Brazilian Congress of Judges, in Salvador, he referred to the creation of vacancies for women in the National Congress as one of the agendas to which he should have given more attention.
Over the past year, President Jair Bolsonaro has advocated the adoption of the so-called printed vote in this year’s elections, but the proposal was rejected in the House of Representatives.
Last Friday, Barroso defended the electronic voting system. “With electronic voting, we have ended the fraud that has marked the history of Brazilian democracy, and now there are risks.”
In the lecture, Luis Roberto Barroso cited countries such as Hungary, Poland, Russia and Venezuela as examples of democracies undergoing a process of “erosion”.
“[Esses países] They have favored democratic backsliding, authoritarian legalism, arbitrary constitutionalism, competitive authoritarianism, and other names that seek to mark the moment of democracy’s erosion, examples abound,” he said.
According to the minister, even in “united” democracies, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, there was an authoritarian populist process.
Barroso also criticized the use of digital media by some political groups.
“The internet has become a space where hate, misinformation, and intolerance are rampant.”
At the same event, the current president of the Turkish Stock Exchange, Minister Edson Fachin, returned to respond to President Jair Bolsonaro’s attacks on the electoral process. Ask Fashion That all countries pledge to respect the outcome from the elections.
On Thursday (12), Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco said it was It is “incredible” that it is still necessary to defend democracy.
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