Weekly Report - 05 August 2021 (WR-21-31)

BRAZIL: Tensions rise over electoral fraud claims

President Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence that a reform to Brazil’s voting system is necessary to avoid the alleged risk of fraud in next year’s presidential election is stoking tensions. The president’s supporters have taken to the streets to demand paper ballots, while electoral authorities have launched an investigation into his baseless claims of fraud, presaging a long battle in the run up to the October 2022 elections.

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