Election 2022: Election report reveals weakness of military leadership
The report launched yesterday by the Minister of Defense, Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira, on the digital voting system is exclusive.
In quick, it proves the necessity for basic adjustments within the armed forces.
This demonstrates the significance of reviewing the tutorial background, construction and standards for ascension to the military profession.
This, above all, demonstrates the persistence of institutional weakness, abstracted by civilian energy since re-democratization, relegating the barracks to the function of “moderator” in home politics.
The Defense Minister submitted a 63 web page report (65% annexures) on Electronic Voting Machines and Election Results to the Superior Electoral Court.
The textual content is sort of an epic of negativity: the phrase “no” is repeated 49 occasions within the first 22 pages earlier than a optimistic one – just like the audits already carried out by unbiased nationwide and international our bodies: the election outcomes introduced by the TSE are appropriate.
The doc can be irrelevant if it weren’t for the political context during which it was produced, an try to mix the pursuits of the armed forces, state establishments with a authorities that has self-destructed in extremist frenzy.
Revealing occasions. The Ministry of Defense wanted eight months to assemble the “Armed Forces Inspection and Audit Team for Electronic Voting Systems”.
The Electoral Judiciary Department launched the listing of entities on Tuesday, December 14 final yr. The protection “staff” was shaped on Monday the 2nd of August final and labored till yesterday.
During this era, the ministry was occupied by retired basic Walter Braga Neto and Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira, who succeeded him on 1 April.
They are consultant of a bunch of officers educated within the cycle of despotism who noticed with antipathy the chance to open their barracks to activism on board in a mission of energy.
This November marks the eighth anniversary of an unprecedented permission from the military hierarchy for then-federal deputy Jair Bolsonaro to carry a rally as a candidate for the presidency of the republic through the commencement of cadets on the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras. He repeated the rally yearly till he received the presidential election.
Bolsonaro received in 2018 with Hamilton Murao, a former military commander within the south, as his deputy. Now, he misplaced to vice candidate Braga Neto, who was chief of the Army General Staff till he took over the Civil House in February 2020.
The military has by no means stayed away from politics. Since the autumn of the monarchy in 1889, the armed forces have staged six coups (two in 1891, others in 1930, 1937, 1945 and 1964, not counting mutinies or barracks).
They have alternately claimed the place of “guarantor of constitutional powers”. And, amid the awful silence of civilian energy, they established themselves within the function liable for “regulation and order” in 5 of the republic’s seven constitutions, the final written on the conclusion of 20 years of autocracy.
By motion or omission, half of the military chiefs of the previous decade helped Bolsonaro create a authorities of incompetence with greater than 780,000 lifeless within the pandemic disaster, the results of which had been evident in final month’s electoral defeat.
Some of them take pleasure in extremist ideologies to undermine democratic governance. They have spent the final 18 months serving to unfold lies in regards to the digital voting course of.
A specialty of the protection report on the election outcomes is to hedge with the basic argument of ignorance, one of Bolsonaro’s favorites – the road, if nobody is accused of corruption, then there isn’t a corruption within the authorities.
The protection concluded that the election outcomes introduced by the TSE had been appropriate, however, he added, this didn’t imply that the digital voting system was “free from probably malicious code that might alter its performance”.
In actual life, the message signed by Minister Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira on the TSE is tantamount to admitting that the Earth is spherical, as a result of they are saying, however excluding the chance of doubt.