On a travel on official duty to St. Petersburg, Russia, the president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Justice Gilmar Mendes, attended a conference on elections on the European continent.
The 14th European Conference of Electoral Management Bodies took place on the 15th and 16th of May and was organized by the Venice Commission (European Commission for Democracy through Law) in cooperation with the Central Electoral Commission of Russia and the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
On Monday morning (15th), Justice Gilmar Mendes gave a speech on the organization of the elections in Brazil. In his presentation, he stressed the autonomy, independence and stability with which the Brazilian Electoral Court performs its primary functions: to organize elections, to regulate the electoral activity and to decide on judicial proceedings.
He also highlighted in his speech the confidence of Brazilian citizens in the voting system with the use of the electronic ballot box. And he reminded that Brazil is the only country to carry out the Public Safety Test (TPS) to prove the reliability of the systems used in the electronic ballot box. The next TPS should be held in November of this year to test "attack plans" submitted by information technology experts.
The Conference was attended by over 130 participants from 28 countries and 10 international organizations, in addition to independent and academic experts.
The TSE president performed his presentation at the Duma Hall, located inside the Tauride Palace (Tavricheskiy), one of the most important in this Russian city.