In Brazil, almost anyone can enter politics as long as they meet these conditions:
- must have Brazilian nationality or be naturalized;
- be in full exercise of political rights;
- be listed in the Electoral Court;
- having an electoral domicile in the constituency at least one year before the election and being affiliated to a political party at least one year before the election.
- Minimum Age: 18
It is very common for our population to elect joke candidates, which, in general, may not contribute so much as other people. For example, Tiririca, an illiterate comedian, got elected in 2010 and so far only approved one law project (out of 57), which is a complement to an existing culture project.
Also, in Brazil we can elect people with any criminal history/records, and those names usually are involved in corruption once they are elected.
Is there a country that has a "filtering" system to allow only more "prepared" candidates to be elected, e.g. one that would prevent satirical candidates from being in the election?
If so, what were the results of implementing the system?