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Journalist Warns against New Coup d’état in Brazil

Brasilia, Sep 17. -A new coup d'état by the extreme right wing and the army is prepared to be executed after October's presidential elections, Mauro Lopes, the editor of the digital newspaper Brasil 247, denounced today.

The coup is being organized in plain sight, said the journalists in an article about a video posted on social networks by the extreme right-wing candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), according to which the Workers' Party (PT) is preparing a fraud in the electronic polls.

In that regard, Lopes warned in his comment that the fascist candidate is following a script written by the Commander of the Army, General Eduardo Villas Boas, who admitted last week that Lula's presidential candidacy was unacceptable for the military.

Villas Boas also referred to the attack on Bolsonaro during a campaign rally in Minas Gerais, as a result of which he was hospitalized, so the legitimacy of the new government might be questioned, he pointed out.

The columnist added that two other generals from the reserve, Hamilton Mourao (the vice presidential candidate in Bolsonaro's formula) and Luiz Eduardo Rocha Paiva, openly defended the coup and pointed out that if it were executed, they would revoke the 1988 Constitution and would enact a new magna carta under the direct supervision of the military.

The coup cannot be stopped and it will be executed after the elections; over the past few days, a lot of fuel has been added to the fire and the pot is heating, said Lopes, for whom the victory in the polls will not be enough to contain the coup in preparation, so he called for immediate unity among democratic forces.

Lopes also recalled that coups d'état are the result of processes that demand preparation: the one staged in 1964 started in 1962; the one in 2016 against Constitutional President Dilma Rousseff began on October 2014, and the one in 2019 'is starting in 2018'. (Taken from Prensa Latina)