New political storm in Brazil: dispute over printed ballots heats up – coup, threats, lies

Newspaper "O Estado de S. Paulo" claims that it was told that Defense Minister Walter Braga Netto threatened that there would be no elections in 2022 if the constitutional amendment instituting a printed ballot was not approved.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Chamber of Deputies President Arthur Lira (PP-AL) on Thursday (22) denied a report in the newspaper "O Estado de S. Paulo", considered a newspaper of record, that he was advised by a party leader that Defense Minister Walter Braga Netto had threatened there would be no elections in 2022 if the constitutional amendment (PEC) regarding "Printed Ballots" was not approved.

"Lies", Lira responded via message to Valor newspaper without providing further details.

According to the report, Braga Netto reportedly warned a party leader who told him "to whom it may concern" that there . . .

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