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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians living abroad have part of their rights curtailed, particularly in the Brazilian electoral system. The problem dates back to 1965 when the country's most recent electoral law was published.

The current law entitles Brazilians living abroad to vote only in elections for president and vice president. For other governmental positions, such as the Senate, Chamber of Deputies and others, voting is not permitted. However, that may change soon.

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