A little more than two weeks before the elections, 15 parties still need to guarantee the minimum distribution of resources to female candidates. So far, the PRTB, the party in which the vice president of the Republic, Hamilton Mourão, participates, tops the list of those who have not yet reached the goal.
In 2018, the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) determined that 30% of the FEFC (Special Campaign Funding Fund) resources should be allocated to female candidates.
So far, 27% of Electoral Fund resources have been passed on to candidates. The percentage is equivalent to approximately R $ 256 million, less than 1/3 of the total R $ 2 billion of the public money fund. The data are from portal 72 Hours, accompanying the distribution of public resources for all applications in the country.
The creation of the fund, supplied with public money, was approved by the National Congress and sanctioned by former President Michel Temer. The TSE understood that, in the case of parties with more than 30% of female candidates, the transfer of the amounts must be proportional.
For this year’s election, for now, the PMB was the party that most transferred resources: 69%. Of the R $ 760,000, he sent R $ 530,000 to the candidates. The PSTU comes next. Of the R $ 600,000 distributed in total, R $ 320,000 went to women – equivalent to 53% of the resources.
O Poder360 produced an infographic that includes the values passed on by each acronym: