The magistrate also determined the exclusion of a video, posted on the Twitter profile of deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son 02 of the president, in which the reelection candidate’s pronouncement was recorded, under penalty of a fine of R$ 10 thousand. Google was also subpoenaed to remove recording published on Youtube, on Eduardo Bolsonaro’s channel.
“The video leaves no doubt that access to the Brazilian Embassy, only granted to the first person represented as he is the Head of State, was used to carry out an election. After a few seconds of condolences to the royal family, the balcony was converted into platform, for the exaltation of the government and mobilization of the electorate with the objective of re-electing the candidate”, recorded the minister in an order signed on the night of this Tuesday, 19.
The preliminary decision – provisional, given in urgent cases – was issued in the context of an electoral judicial investigation action proposed by Senator Soraya Thronicke, presidential candidate for União Brasil.
Gonçalves understood that there was ‘urgency to adopt measures to avoid or mitigate damage to the electoral process’ and stressed that the order to bar the use of images in the campaign was necessary ‘to put an end to the anti-isonomic impacts’ of the speech made by Bolsonaro in the campaign. England.
The judge’s assessment was that Bolsonaro, ‘because of his condition as a public agent’, delivered an election speech from the balcony of the Brazilian Embassy in London. According to Gonçalves, the use of such images in electoral propaganda ‘is tending to injure equality’, since it uses the performance of the head of state ‘in an occasion inaccessible to any of the other competitors, to project the candidate’s image’.
“It is clear, therefore, that the fact under analysis is potentially capable of harming the isonomy between candidates in the presidential election, since the use of the position of Head of State and the Embassy’s property to spread electoral agendas results in an advantage not authorized by the electoral legislation to the current incumbent of the position”, he recorded.