Federal Judge Blocks Party and Electoral Funds and Orders Use Against Coronavirus

The electoral fund provides a budget of R$2.034 billion; the party fund amounts to R$959 million. The Solicitor General of Brazil says it will appeal because it believes that a legislative change is required for such a change..

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Judge Itagiba Catta Preta Neto, of the 4th Civil Court in Brasília, ordered on Tuesday, April 7th, the blocking of party fund resources (money for political parties) and the electoral fund (to fund electoral campaigns).

The judge ruled that the money will be available to the federal government to be used in measures to fight the coronavirus or in actions against the economic consequences of the crisis due to the disease pandemic. On Tuesday, Brazil reported 667 deaths and 13,717 confirmed coronavirus cases.

"As a result, I hereby rule on the blocking of . . .

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