Brazil scrubs down its politics

A new anticorruption law in Brazil called “Clean Slate” could disqualify more than 4,900 candidates in October race.

Brazil’s Fecha Limpa – or “Clean Slate” – is a new law aimed at changing an endemic culture of corruption in the country’s political life.

Misuse of public money, one of the most common violations in Brazilian politics, falls under the Clean Slate, and a government audit has estimated that some 4,922 candidates.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo, reporting from Rio de Janeiro, explains how the sweeping new electoral law could impact Brazil’s elections this fall.

Source : Al Jazeera

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