July 1, 2016 / 12:32 PM / 2 years ago

Brazil's president approves law banning politicians from state firms

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer has approved a law on state-controlled companies that imposes a ban on politicians or party campaigners taking a post during the three years after their involvement in an election, in a bid to curb corruption.

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer attends the ceremony of social welfare program "Bolsa Familia" (Family Allowance) at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

The law was published on Friday in the Official Gazette. Government sources say legislators are seeking to reach an agreement on a new bill to modify the ban, which was struck from the legislation in the lower house before being reinstated in the Senate.

Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Daniel Flynn

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