TSE Decides on Clean Record Act

By Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Less than a week ago Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) decided to give the go ahead regarding the decision made by the Supreme Court to accept a law that intensifies the criteria for electoral disqualification, not however, affecting last year’s general election.

The Clean Record Act (Ficha Limpa), which was issued in June 2010, had been an incentive to curb corruption by disqualifying politicians who had a record of . . .

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