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A Brazilian court is forcing the parties to fund their black candidates proportionally

August 27, 2020

The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) of Brazil has decided that all political parties must reserve a proportional portion of their campaign funding in order to promote the candidacy of blacks within their formations.

With this in mind, the TSE has stipulated that the distribution of government funds to fund election campaigns, as well as the time allotted for free election propaganda in the media, will be “proportional to the total number of black candidates the party has in the election.”

In the statement of this court it was stated that the new regulation will come into force from the general elections of 2022, so that in the local elections in November this year the political parties will not be affected.

A Brazilian court is forcing the parties to fund their black candidates proportionallyA Brazilian court is forcing the parties to fund their black candidates proportionally

The decision was approved after an appeal by the Federal MP of the Workers’ Party (PT) Benedita da Silva, who suggested the possibility of creating a quota, as provided for by legislation for women

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