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Temer: Elections may start “national pacification”

The president admitted “falsehoods are disseminated” on social media

Published in 07/10/2018 - 21:57

By Alex Rodrigues Brasília

Brazil’s President Michel Temer said today (Oct. 7) in Brasília that the “ease” with which the elections transpired across the country may “inaugurate national pacification.” He admitted, however, that “falsehoods are disseminated” on social media.

“I believe that, today, we’re providing a role model few imagined could be seen—an inaugural day for pacification, for extraordinary harmony in the country,” Temer said while visiting the Integrated Center for National Command and Control (CICCN), where public security measures of a number of public agencies are monitored under Operation Elections 2018.

According to the latest data from the Public Security Ministry, from October 4—when Operation Elections 2018 started—to 5 pm today, 1,848 police reports were filed and 500 arrests were made, most of which for illegal canvassing, vote buying, and illegal propaganda and transport of voters.

The president did not talk about results before their disclosure. “I’ll be at the Alvorada Palace [official residence,] and I have invited [staff members and supporters] to come over and discuss the outcome. I think more than ever it’s worth discussing present-day Brazil.”

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira Edition: Carolina Pimentel / Augusto Queiroz

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