Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been barred from holding political office for the next eight years. The country’s Supreme Court ruled on June 30 that he had abused his political power, attacked the electoral system and misused the media. Analysts say he’s likely to suffer more consequences, as this was just one of more than a dozen cases pending against the former president.
The ruling has left some wondering how Bolsonaro could be stripped of his right to hold office in Brazil, while his idol, Donald Trump, in the United States is still a leading candidate for the Republican nomination next year. For legal scholars, the answer comes down to the differing role of free speech rights in each country.
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