The Party of the European Left warns against a further intensification of anti-democratic developments in Tanzania
Since being elected as President of Tanzania in 2015, John Pombe Magufuli and his government impede the solving of crimes of which state officials are suspected to be perpetrators or at least involved. Currently, opposition politician Zitto Kabwe is in police custody accused of incitement of the masses.
On the outcome of the presidential election in Brazil, the President of the European Left Gregor Gysi declares:
The Vice-Presidency of the Party of the European Left Maite Mola denounces the repressive maneuvers against Jorge Glas, former Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador, transferred to the Detention Center of Latacunga, where violent episodes have recently taken place causing the death of prisoners, alleging supposed reasons of security and risk of flight.
That decision is revealed as another reprisal against Glas, involving him in the corruption of the "Odebrecht case" through an implication that has not been proven.
Before the run-off election on 28/10/2018 for the presidency in Brazil between the candidate of the Workers Party (PT) Fernando Haddad and the right-wing congressman Jair Bolsonaro, there is a possible election influence by massive paid misinformation in the messaging service WhatsApp.
Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left:
After 186 days of the imprisonment of Lula da Silva, Brazil celebrates general elections for President, Vice-president and National Congress that are crucial not only for the country itself but also for the region and the whole world.