Brazilian Electoral Court Invalidates Sergipe State Gubernatorial Election Results

Belivaldo Chagas will remain in office for the duration of the appeal to the Superior Electoral Court.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Regional Electoral Court (TRE) of Sergipe voted yesterday, August 19th, to invalidate the election of the state governor, Belivaldo Chagas, and the vice-governor, Eliane Aquino, for misuse of political power.

By six votes to one, the court held that the governor used public funds to favor his re-election in last year's elections.

Despite the decision, Belivaldo Chagas and Eliane Aquino should remain in office while appealing . . .

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