Opinion: Supreme Court provokes further in Brazil’s institutional conflict; Bolsonaro’s nemesis to lead October elections

Justice Alexandre de Moraes, Bolsonaro's most aggressive opponent, is now the one overseeing the elections. Be prepared for backlash. Those who act this way do not want peace but seek unrest and confrontation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The left-leaning Brazilian Supreme Court of Justice (STF) today (1) reappointed Alexandre de Moraes to the position of Minister of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) for another two-year term.

The reappointment allows Moraes, declared arch-enemy of Jair Bolsonaro, to complete a four-year term in the Electoral Tribunal, the maximum term for members of the TSE.

Bolsonaro's most aggressive opponent is now the one overseeing the elections in October. Be prepared for backlash.

The appointment of Moraes is downplayed as a routine formality carried out by the Supreme Court. But don . . .

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