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Brazil“s electoral court rejects Bolsonaro election challenge

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gives a press statement at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

The head of Brazil’s electoral court Alexandre de Moraes on Wednesday rejected a complaint from President Jair Bolsonaro’s party to challenge October’s run-off vote, which the incumbent lost my a narrow margin, according to a court document.

Moraes, who’s also a Supreme Court justice, also fined the parties in Bolsonaro’s coalition to the tune of 22.9 million reais for what the court described as bad faith litigation, the document showed.