Brazil’s electoral court rejected Bolsonaro’s party’s request to annul the election results and imposed a million-dollar fine for “bad faith”.

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Jair Bolsonaro lost the latest election by two percentage points.

Brazil’s High Electoral Court (TSE) has rejected a request by Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right party to annul the results of the last presidential election.

Outgoing President Bolsonaro’s party contested few votes on election day in October, in which he lost the presidency to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The Liberal Party (PL) had asked the Electoral Tribunal to reject some machine votes, which it promised. A compromise was made during the second election round.

But Alexandre de Moraes, president of the TSE, declared that the PL’s complaint was a “crime against democratic norms” and that it would “encourage criminal and anti-democratic movements”.

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