In one week, candidates will start broadcasting their ads on TV and radio. Free airtime is divided among candidates based on how many lower house seats their coalition has (chart below). Free, of course, is a figure of speech. Parties don’t pay for the airtime – taxpayers do. In exchange for the time slots, TV and radio broadcasters get hefty tax cuts. In 2018 alone, this airtime should cost taxpayers over BRL 1 billion.
The model who accuses Neymar of rape testified in a police station in São Paulo for almost four hours. According to her lawyer, there are tons of evidence against the footballer. However, she didn’t hand over her cell phone to the police, as ordered.