Brazil’s ex-president Jair Bolsonaro gets eight-year election ban – BBC News

Brazil’s ex-president Jair Bolsonaro has been barred from running for office for eight years.

Mr Bolsonaro was found guilty of abusing his power ahead of last year’s presidential poll.

He had been accused of undermining Brazilian democracy by falsely claiming that the electronic ballots used were vulnerable to hacking and fraud.

Mr Bolsonaro’s lawyers are expected to appeal against the verdict.

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