Appeals Court Overturns Decision Ordering Campaign Fund Use Against Coronavirus

The Electoral Fund Includes R$2 billion for political parties to spend in the 2020 municipal election campaigns.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Presiding Judge of the Second Federal Court of Appeals, Reis Friede, overturned a decision by Federal Judge Frana Elizabeth Mendes, of Rio de Janeiro's 26th Federal District Court, that granted a period of 96 hours for President Jair Bolsonaro and the President of the National Congress, Davi Alcolumbre, to decide on the transfer of federal election campaign funds to the fight against the coronavirus.

The electoral campaign fund, of almost R$2 billion (US$400 million) was created to fund political parties in their campaigns in the municipal elections this coming October.

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