Parties can choose candidates for municipal elections from today

The caucuses for the choice of candidates can be made from now until the day 5 of August.
20/07/2016 07h54 - Updated 20/07/2016 15h46
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Since today (20), political parties may hold caucuses to choose candidates who will contest elections, in October, for mayor positions, Deputy Mayor and Alderman. The agreements may be made until the day 5 of August.

Second or High Court Eeleitoral (TSE), the date for the holding of conventions changed with the Law 13.165/2015, known as Electoral Reform 2015. Before the law, the agreements were made between days 10 a 30 June of the year in which the election takes place.

Also from Wednesday, Judges who are spouses or relatives of candidates may not perform some functions. According to the Electoral Code, since the approval of the caucus to the candidate's graduation, "And made arising from the electoral process, They can not serve as judges in electoral courts, or as an election judge, the spouse or blood relative or related, second degree, of the elective office registered candidate in the constituency ".

According to the TSE, father, mother and children are considered blood relatives in the first degree. have brothers, grandparents and grandchildren are high school. in-laws are considered first-law degree, mother in law, sons in law and daughters in law and second degree, stepfather, stepmother, stepchildren and in-laws.

Source: Agency Brazil

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