Millionaires, evangelicals benefit from Brazil campaign funds ban



A ban on companies funding election campaigns in Brazil that was meant to clean up politics amid the worst graft scandal in decades is instead helping wealthy businessmen and candidates backed by evangelical churches to dominate major races at Sunday's city elections.
A Supreme Court campaign finance ruling last year was aimed at ending billions in big business largesse showered on politicians, after a probe into corruption at state oil company Petrobras sparked outrage at crony capitalism.
Yet in the run up to Sunday's municipal polls, the first since the ban, changes to campaign funding... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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