In his social networks, governor Romeu Zema (Novo), candidate for reelection, shared 81 posts after being forced to disclose the right of reply of his predecessor in the executive power of Minas, Fernando Pimentel (PT). The Electoral Court ordered Zema to publish, on his social networks, a right of reply from former governor Pimentel for a period of two weeks. The PT’s judicial request questions a post shared on Instagram by the governor in which he claims to have ended 50,000 positions that Pimentel held in the State Government.
In order to circumvent the views to Pimentel’s right of reply, Zema’s social networks have already published 81 posts in the feed. Of this total, only four posts are from moments of the governor’s reelection campaign. The other 77 posts are photos with Zema and the candidates for state and federal deputy from Novo.
In his right of reply, Pimentel, who is a candidate for federal deputy, explains that, on August 7, Zema published “lies” on social media when he claimed that the former governor would have held 50,000 commissioned positions in the State Government. In addition, it was disclosed, in the same “liar publication”, that Zema would have carried out a drastic reduction of such positions. The PT’s response alleges that “Zema’s statements are false” and, therefore, he is “false and a liar” and made this disclosure “to promote himself”.