Former presidential candidate for the Novo party, in 2018, businessman Joo Amodo classified as “right” the decision of minister Alexandre de Moraes, president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), who denied the request of the president of the PL, federal deputy Valdemar Costa Neto, to annul the second round of the presidential elections.
On Twitter, Amodo related the Liberal Party chief’s action to the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), and emphasized what he called the “risk that the current president represents for our democracy”.
In another tweet, Joo Amodo quoted the excerpt from Moraes’ decision in which the TSE minister classifies the PL’s action as “total mf” and says that the party tried to use Justice to go against the functioning of the Democratic State of Law.
PL questioned second round
On Tuesday (11/22), Valdemar Costa Neto called a press conference to state that the PL would ask for the annulment of the result of the second round of this year’s election. In the ad, the deputy was next to the president of the Instituto Voto Legal, engineer Carlos Rocha, who argued that there were problems with the electronic voting machines.
In view of this, Alexandre de Moraes gave a period of 24 hours for the PL to present the evidence of the complaint. These alleged materials, however, were not handed over to the court.
Soon, the president of the TSE denied the request of the Bolsonaro party and Valdemar Costa Neto, imposed a fine of BRL 22.9 million, in addition to determining the blocking of party funds of the coalition parties that supported the then re-election candidate Bolsonaro.
Among the parties that supported one more term of the current president, in addition to the candidate’s party, Moraes’ decision withdrew the party fund of the Republicans and the Progressives.
Love and the New
João Amodo was expelled from Novo, by four votes to three in the Party Ethics Commission. The internal voting took place in October, three days before the second round of elections.
The party’s decision came about because the businessman announced his support for the candidacy of the then candidate and president-elect of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).
When explaining his decision to promote the PT, Amodo said that Bolsonaro “presents a substantially greater risk” to the country than Lula. His demonstration generated a strong reaction among party leaders. The national president of the party, Eduardo Ribeiro, classified the statement as “shameful, embarrassing and incoherent”.
Upon receiving the statement expelled from the party, Joo Amodo said he was “surprised and outraged”. According to him, the members who signed the request for suspension and expulsion declared their vote for the then re-election candidate Jair Bolsonaro.