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Ficha Limpa Law Forces Candidates to Withdraw

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than three weeks to go before general elections in Brazil, gubernatorial candidates of three states announced they would withdraw their names from the ballots: a direct result of the Ficha Limpa law (Clean Record Law), say analysts.

During the weekend, in a 24-hour period Brasilia’s Jose Roberto Arruda of the PR (Party of the Republic), Mato Grosso’s Jose Riva (PSD – Social Democrat Party) and Roraima’s Neudo Campos (PP – Progressive Party) stepped down so that their parties could still compete in the elections. All three . . .

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