“Brazil will have elections and the results will be respected”, states manifesto in defense of the electoral system

Signed by representatives of different sectors of society, the manifesto calls for respect for the results of the 2022 elections

Foto: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil Foto: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil

In response to the recent attacks by President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) on the Brazilian electoral system, hundreds of civil society representatives have released a manifesto called “Elections will be respected. The signatories are asking for the results of the 2022 elections to be respected and they express their confidence in Brazil’s electronic voting machines. 

To date, the manifesto has been signed by more than 250 people, including members of civil society, academics, intellectuals and artists. The document is still available for new signatories. 

“The key principle of a healthy democracy is the holding of elections and the acceptance of their results by everyone involved. The Brazilian electoral justice system is one of the most modern and respected in the world. […] Brazilian society is the guarantor of the Constitution and it will not tolerate authoritarian adventures,” reads an excerpt from the manifesto. 

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In an interview with the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, Juana Kweitel, executive director of Conectas and one of the signatories, said that the manifesto is “a movement of Brazilian society saying ‘enough’ to threats of the president to not respect the election results”. She went on to say that “the fact that people have come together who think differently on many issues makes it very representative and relevant”.

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