Court accepts Dilma's candidacy for Senate

Dilma in Minas Gerais on June 8, during the announcement of Lula da Silva's pre-candidacy for the presidential

Dilma in Minas Gerais on June 8, during the announcement of Lula da Silva's pre-candidacy for the presidential elections in October

The former president's candidacy was approved by four votes to three.

The candidacy of former President Dilma Rousseff (PT) for the Minas Gerais Senate was approved by the Regional Electoral Court on Monday (September 17) by four votes to three.

Judge Pedro Bernardes, the president of the court, cast the tiebreaking vote in favor of Dilma, who was considered eligible despite her impeachment two years ago.

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