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SEMINAR ON POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL REFORM IN BRAZIL

On March 23 and 24, 2017, the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) hosted the Seminar on Political and Electoral Reform in Brazil. Topics were discussed that are part of the proposals in progress in the National Congress. The event, promoted jointly by the Electoral Judicial School of the Superior Electoral Court (EJE / TSE) and the Brazilian Academy of Electoral and Political Law (Abradep), was divided into panels with three or four panelists and one rapporteur.

WORKSHOP TO EVALUATE RULES APPLIED TO THE 2016 ELECTIONS

On November 24 and 25, 2016, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) held the workshop Evaluation of the Rules Applied to Municipal Elections 2016. The president of the Court, Minister Gilmar Mendes, opened the event.
The changes in the rules of this year's lawsuit brought by Law nº 13,165, known as the Electoral Reform 2015, were introduced, which introduced important changes in Laws nº 9504/1997 (Law on Elections), nº 9.096/1995 (Law on Political Parties) and nº 4.737/1965 (Electoral Code).
In addition to modifying deadlines for party conventions, partisan membership and election campaign time, the reform has brought new developments related to spending limits in candidate and political party campaigns, as well as the ban on election funding by legal entities.
Five working groups consisting of ministers, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, parliamentarians, consultants, civil servants and electoral authorities dealt separately with the following topics: candidature registration, campaign financing, electoral propaganda, electoral systems and women's participation, as well as subtopics Several.