Military name at polls grows 39% in elections

Military name at polls grows 39% in elections

More than 500 candidates - mostly for State Representatives - use their military patents in the candidacy

533 candidates will use their military ranks at the ballot boxDiego Herculano / Folhapress - 26.09.2016In addition to Cabo Daciolo and General Mourão, 533 other candidates have opted to include their ranks or military ranks in the name of a ballot box for this year's elections, whether from the Armed Forces, the Police or the Fire Department.The number is more than 12 times higher than in 1994, when 43 postulants bet on the militarization of names to attract votes.Compared to 2014, the total increase is 39%.The overwhelming majority are state deputies, with 313 postulants in Brazil.Raised by the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo based on information from the TSE (Superior Electoral Court), the 2018 numbers also draw attention to another factor: the influence of Jair Bolsonaro.See tooNational Public Security Council will act against violenceContinence, 'hair inspection' and PM mentoring: routine in a school with military rules and disciplineThe precarious house of future lawy...


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