BRASILIA, September 15 (Hfrance.fr) - The Federal Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Brazilis preparing to investigate the financing of the rallies last week in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro, as well as the presumed election campaign outside the legal deadline, a person familiar with the matter told Hfrance.fr.
Bolsonaro, who is down in the polls ahead of next year's vote, he was betting on the September 7 marches to strengthen his base, ease the pressure justice and revive his hopes of re-election. The rallies drew large crowds and avoided the violence some feared, but few saw them as a change for Bolsonaro.
The TSE investigation is in progress. headed by Inspector General of Electoral Justice Luis Felipe Salomao, said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Investigation aims to find out who paid the expenses of protesters across Brazil to attend ralliess.
The investigation comes at a difficult time for Bolsonaro, a distant country. the former right-wing army captain who oversaw the world's second deadliest coronavirus outbreak while grappling with rising inflation and a weak economy.
He and his supporters are angry with the federal courts, which they accuse of intimidating the president and his supporters in their investigations into allegedly anti-democratic activities. Bolsonaro also questioned the validity of next year's election, citing unfounded cases of electoral fraud.
At rallies last week , his supporters reiterated their accusations against the Supreme Court, while Bolsonaro said he would no longer follow the rulings of Judge Alexandre De Moraes, who has led some of the most sensitive investigations against the president.ent and his supporters.
Bolsonaro then sought to defuse the tensions, stating in a note that he had never intended to attack a branch of government. Report by Ricardo Brito Editing by Gabriel Stargardter Editing by Brad Haynes and Alistair Bell
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