Committee of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies rejects Bolsonaro’s printed ballots proposal

Despite the rejection, Chamber of Deputies President Arthur Lira (PP-AL) had said the proposal to introduce the printed ballot could be approved by the Chamber of Deputies' plenary.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday (5), the Special Committee of the House of Representatives rejected the proposal to substitute printed ballots for the current electronic ballot boxes, dealing a defeat to President Jair Bolsonaro.

By 23 votes to 11, the committee decided to reject the favorable opinion of rapporteur Filipe Barros (PSL-PR), even though he had presented a substitute proposal with amendments to gain support the previous day.

An agreement to expedite the vote on the proposal was reached by party leaders amid Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?