Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court has voted to bar ex-president Jair Bolsonaro 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.

They have argued that his statements had no bearing on the election result.


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