Brazilian Candidates Prohibited From Arrest Until Election Day

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the next two weeks, candidates running for this year’s mayoral elections throughout Brazil are not allowed to be arrested or detained until election day (October 2nd), unless they are caught in the act of committing crime.

"This measure seeks to protect mainly the applicant's right to continue conducting their campaign and also to promote balance in the dispute between the candidates," says Judge Admar Gonzaga, of the Supreme Electoral Board Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (TSE).

The measure, which took effect on Saturday, September 17th, aims to guarantee that . . .

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