Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies passes new electoral code

The Chamber of Deputies on Thursday, September 9, passed the bill establishing the new Electoral Code.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bill was approved by 378 votes in favor and 80 against. The document has almost 900 articles and reforms the political party and electoral
legislation. Legislators will continue analyzing proposed amendments next week.

To come into force in time for the 2022 elections, the bill must be passed by both the Chamber and Senate by the end of September. According to rapporteur Deputy Margarete Menezes, the proposal's goal is to limit the judicialization of elections in Brazil.

"It is necessary to rescue the popular role in the choice of their representatives. Excessive judicialization often . . .

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