Analysis: São Paulo Mayoralty Candidates Quote False Data, Distort Facts in Debate

The inaccurate data came from a statement made by former Mayor João Doria (PSDB), who mentioned the amount when calculating federal funds listed in the budget for works, particularly from the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), which have not been transferred.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - In the TV Band debate, the Republicanos candidate for Mayor of the city of São Paulo, Celso Russomanno, was accused by the PSL (Social Liberal Party) candidate Joice Hasselmann of voting against the Ficha Limpa (Clean Record) Law, which is untrue, according to Estadão Verifica's fact check.

The law that prevents candidates convicted of corruption crimes from running for office was passed by the Chamber of Deputies in May 2010. Of the 388 deputies who voted, only one was against it - Marcelo Melo (MDB - Brazilian Democratic Movement), who claimed to have pressed the . . .

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