TSE disclose campaign spending limits for elections this year

In addition to the amounts that can be spent on campaigns, applicants will have limits on hiring personnel.
20/07/2016 16h16 - Updated 20/07/2016 16h16
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The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) announced today (20) the limits of campaign expenses that may be made by candidates for mayor and councilor in the elections this year. The information was published in the Electronic Justice Journal.

For the position of mayor, the municipality that has the largest campaign spending limit is Sao Paulo. Second or TSE, in the first round, candidates for mayor of the state capital will spend just over R $ 45 millions. No second shift, the value falls to just over R $ 13 millions. In 3.794 municipalities expenditures are limited to up to R $ 108 one thousand.

Candidates for councilor also need to be aware of the value of the ceiling that can be used. For those who compete for this position, the higher limit is expected to Manaus, provided more than R $ 26.689 millions. The value for these 3.794 municipalities will be around R $ 10.803,91.

The rules for the spending limits are provided for in the Election Law. In the table published on Wednesday are the updated values, that take into account the variation of the National Index of Consumer Prices (INPC) the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

In addition to the amounts that can be spent on campaigns, applicants will have limits on hiring personnel. According to the TSE, electoral reform last year has set the limits for direct or outsourced hiring people for militant activities and also street mobilization.

The city of São Paulo is the one that can do the most hiring - over 97 thousand hires by mayoral candidates and over 27 one thousand, so concorrerm the alderman. In second place, It is the Rio de Janeiro, where more than 53 thousand people will be hired for mayor campaigns and more 15 thousand for Alderman. Already in Serra da Saudade, in Minas Gerais, and Araguainha, in Mato Grosso, 10 people will be hired to work on campaigns for mayor and only five for the alderman.

Source: Agency Brazil

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