The historic ruling comes amid a corruption scandal alleging that construction and engineering firms paid corrupt officials in order to get contracts with Petrobras.
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No better words to describe the ruling of The Supreme Court of Brazil than these pronounced by one of the Judges herself:
“The influence of economic power culminates when it converts the electoral process into a political game of cards already marked, an odious pantomime that transforms the voter into a puppet, eroding citizenship and democracy with a single blow,” Judge Rosa Weber said.
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