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By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – As the official campaign for the upcoming Brazilian elections begins, the Ficha Limpa (Clean Record) law, which makes politicians with criminal convictions ineligible to run for office, is being challenged and even bypassed by some politicians.

One of the biggest popular initiatives against corruption in Brazilian history, the Ficha Limpa petition was signed by over 1.6 million citizens and came into effect when President Lula approved it on June 4th.

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