Article 73. Public agents, be they civil servants or not, are forbidden from engaging the following conducts that tend to affect the assurance of equal opportunities for candidates in elections: (...)Paragraph 10. In the year in which the election takes place, the government is prohibited from conducting free distribution of goods, values or benefits , except in cases of public calamity, state of emergency or for social programs authorized by law and already budgeted for in the previous year, in which cases the Attorney General's Office may monitor the financial and administrative execution of the process. Paragraph 10 added by Article 1 of Law 11,300/2006.
Election Law nr 9,504, 1997