Brazil ‘Clean Record’ Elections, No Crooks Allowed

Post on October 11, 2012, 1:08 pm by the-victoria-law-group 0 Comments

In the United States, you can be a felon and hold office, but you can’t vote without some serious sturm und drang.  In Brazil this past weekend, the nationwide municipal elections were most notable for who wasn’t on the ballot.  No Crooks!  Brazil recently held their first elections after its Supreme Court upheld a law banning people who were convicted of a wide range of crimes from serving in public office.  It’s a step in the right direction.  Throw all the bums out!

Read Jenny Barchfield’s Miami Herald article here:

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