© Reuters. SUBMIT IMAGE: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro talks with army significant, Mauro Cid after a conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Federal Police have actually discovered a comprehensive preparation file for a military intervention to obstruct the handover of power in in 2015’s election on the phone of an assistant to previous President Jair Bolsonaro, news publication Veja reported.
It was uncertain who composed the file and whether it reached Bolsonaro, a previous army captain who directly lost the October election to his leftist competitor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
A comparable, less in-depth file was discovered in January at the house of previous Justice Minister Anderson Torres, part of a growing body of proof that members of Bolsonaro’s inner circle were taking a look at methods to obstruct Lula from taking workplace and strip the powers of Brazil’s leading federal courts.
The publication stated a cops file revealed that the strategy was discovered on the phone of Lieutenant Colonel Mauro Cid, among Bolsonaro’s individual assistants who remained on as an assistant after he stepped down. Cid is presently under arrest as part of a probe into the supposed falsification of Bolsonaro’s COVID-19 vaccination card.
Cid’s legal representative Bernardo Fenelon did not react to an ask for remark.
According to Veja, the three-page file offered a roadmap for how to obstruct Lula’s inauguration, utilizing the military as a “moderating force.” To validate such an institutional rupture, the file declared unconstitutional actions by the judiciary and media to prefer Lula in the election.
The file requires the election of an “intervener” with power over the militaries and all of Brazil’s federal public security companies. Offending justices in the Supreme Court and the federal electoral court would be examined, eliminated and changed.
The revamped electoral court would then manage fresh elections that would just occur when the armed force had actually chosen the constitutional order had actually been restored.
Brazil’s army stated any “opinions and personal comments do not represent the thinking of the … chain of command, nor the official positioning of the Force.”
“Any individual conduct judged to be irregular will be dealt with in court,” it included.