Jair Bolsonaro is disqualified from holding public office until 2030 – News Block

A panel of judges voted on Friday to make far-right former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro ineligible to run for office again after concluding he abused his power and cast unfounded doubt on the country’s electronic voting system.

The decision bars Bolsonaro from running until 2030, upending the 68-year-old’s political future and likely eliminating any chance of him regaining power.

Five judges from the country’s highest electoral court agreed that Bolsonaro abused his authority by using government communication channels to promote his campaign and cast doubt on the vote. Two judges voted against.

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