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Bolsonaro banned from running for office for 8 years

Posted on AllSides July 2nd, 2023
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Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not be allowed to run for office again until 2030. 

Electoral judges voted on Friday to ban the former leader from public leadership for eight years. 

The court determined that Bolsonaro attacked public confidence in the country's democratic institutions and deemed the former leader a threat to political tensions.

The decision was made with four out of seven votes by the Superior Electoral Court.

One justice voted against the ban, while two more due to cast their vote later; however, the two awaited decisions cannot impact the outcome. 

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