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The coalition parties of the still incumbent right -wing populist president are also fined in the millions.

Der noch amtierende brasilianische Präsident Jair Bolsonaro hat unbelegte Zweifel an der Zuverlässigkeit der Wahlmaschinen geäußert - doch vor Gericht hat die eingereichte Beschwerde keinen Bestand. © Evaristo SA/AFP The still incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has expressed unoccupied doubts about the reliability of the election machines - but the complaint submitted in court has no existence. Court shows Bolsonaro's contestation of the election result from

Brazil's right -wing populist head of state Jair Bolsonaro failed with his complaint against the result of the presidential election at the end of October. The chairman of the Brazilian electoral court, Alexandre de Moraes, dismissed a lawsuit by Bolsonaro's party against the runoff election, as can be seen from court documents. Moraes, who is also a judge at the Supreme Court, also made a fine of 22.9 million Reais (around 4.1 million euros) against Bolsonaro's coalition parties because of the effort of legal disputes "against loyal and faith". Similar to ex-President Donald Trump in the USA, Bolsonaro had also expressed unaffected doubts about the reliability of the election machines before the election. Bolsonaro's supporters blocked the streets in protest against the result of the presidential election, and some demanded a military coup.

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Bolsonaro was just underneath the left politician Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva.

Bolsonaro and the Liberal Party claimed that older models of Brazil's electronic ballot boxes had problems.

Bolsonaro therefore submitted a 33-page formal objection to the Brazilian electoral authority.

He blamed software errors for the lost election and demanded that the votes cast with the majority of the country's electronic machines are declared invalid. If only the voices cast in the new models counted, the conservative president would be re -elected with 51.05 percent of the vote, the party calculated. Either check both electoral courses - or accept the result , however, had declared that the same devices were used in both electoral courses. Therefore, the first ballot should have been checked - which the liberal party brought into a difficult situation, since contesting the results of the first ballot would probably have influenced the choice of many of its members in the congress. After a 24-hour reflection period, the liberal party did not want to extend the challenge to the first ballot, as was required as a prerequisite for examining the case.

Even if the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed by the electoral court, the allegations of Bolsonaro give the most loyal of Bolsonar. Many of them continue to block motorways throughout Brazil, repeat unproven claims about voting fraud and require the military intervention.

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