Bolsonaro says he will veto electoral quarantine for military and judges

The president Jair Bolsonaro (No party) said today that it will veto the electoral quarantine for judges and military police, if approved by Congress.

“An absurd, I hope the Senate doesn’t approve of that. If the guy gets out of jail, he can be a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, and you, an active soldier, can’t be a candidate for councilor. If he passes the Senate, and I think that it doesn’t pass, obviously, we veto,” he said during the weekly live.

Yesterday, the Chamber replaced the amendment in the electoral reform project which provides that judges, members of the Public Ministry, federal police, federal highway, civil police, municipal guards, military and military police have to spend four years away from office before running for election. The measure will still be analyzed by the senators.

For Bolsonaro, the measure is intended “to get rid of the military in general from politics”.

If the electoral quarantine was already in effect in 2018, more than 70 federal and state deputies who were elected with some military rank would be barred. Vice President Hamilton MourĂ£o (PRTB) could not compete either.

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