‘Social relations’ in Brazil were created to prevent blacks from gaining power, says Electoral Court president

Luiz Edson Fachin, the president of Brazil's Superior Electoral Court TSE, participated in a hearing on "Racial Inequality and the Electoral System." Fachin recalled that blacks make up the majority of the population but occupy only 24% of the Chamber of Deputies and 16% of the Senate.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Luiz Edson Fachin said Wednesday (18) that "social relations" in Brazil are designed to prevent the black population from coming to power.

Fachin made the statement during a public hearing at the TSE on "Racial Inequality and the Electoral System."

During the hearing, Fachin also pointed out the low representation of blacks in the National Congress.

According to the TSE chairman, although blacks represent a majority of the population, they make up 24% of federal representatives and 16% of senators.

Fachin pointed out that there is a "racist policy" in Brazil that seeks to "destroy the . . .

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