Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a defeat in Congress, after his plan to change the current electronic voting system in elections to one with a paper trail failed.
The proposal fell well short of the three-fifth majority required for a constitutional amendment.
Mr. Bolsonaro, who is planning to run for a second term next year, says the current system is open to fraud.
The electoral tribunal has dismissed the allegation as “disinformation”.
Critics of the Brazilian leader, dubbed “Trump of the Tropics” during his campaign, say he is using the same tactics as the former US president to allege widespread fraud in case he loses the next election. END