Election for governor of Amazonas will Prohibition and security scheme

The consumption of alcohol is banned in bars, restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores and similar establishments, and even in places open to the public, throughout the Amazon.
04/08/2017 13h58 - Updated 5/08/2017 11h47
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This Sunday (6), midnight to 18h, the consumption of alcohol is banned in bars, restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores and similar establishments, and even in places open to the public, throughout the Amazon, because a new election for governor. Ten thousand servers are deployed to ensure the security of the vote and the arrival of the ballot boxes to remote places of the state.

This day, but of 2,3 million state's voters return to the polls after the Superior Electoral Court to revoke, in May, the mandates of the former governor José Melo (Pros) and his deputy Henrique Oliveira (Solidarity), and determine the performance of a new election. They were convicted of vote buying in elections 2014.

The ban on beverage consumption contained in a decree signed by the President of the Regional Electoral Court of the State, Judge Yedo Simões, and the Secretary of Public Safety, Sérgio Lúcio Fontes.

no document, they argue that "alcohol affects the common sense of the human being and its consumption can lead to disorders and compromise the good order of electoral work and democratic voting". Besides that, the decree states that in previous elections, the ban resulted in a reduction in the number of incidents and disturbances at polling stations.

Failure to comply with the measure characterizes crime of disobedience provided the Brazilian Electoral Code, which can lead to imprisonment and a fine payment.

In the municipal elections 2016, 72 bars were closed in the Amazon for violating Prohibition, according to information from the Civil Police.

Safety
More of 4.200 Army soldiers, Navy and Air Force will act on security and logistics operations in the Amazon Supplementary Election. According to Judge Yêdo Simões, because of the state's geographical reality, the support of the military is fundamental. "The presence of these military organizations and state security organs that will ensure a successful election and the voter may exercise freely the vote", said the judge.

The Army will use three helicopters to transport the electronic voting machines to hard to reach places. The military will take off until Saturday, the Negro and Solimões rivers, for 20 interior municipalities.

Total, ten thousand servers of the organs of Amazon Public Security System, the armed forces and federal agencies, state and local will act on Sunday elections, as part of an Integrated Security Plan. The aim is to curb electoral crimes and ensure the tranquility of the vote in 1.508 sites. Also there will be a monitoring through 284 cameras, Most installed in Manaus.

Bianca Paiva -Agência Brazil


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