In Brasília Assemblymen Get Busy Trying to Prevent a Federal Intervention

Barbosa and BrunelliThe assemblymen in the Federal District Legislative Assembly (CLDF) are hard at work to avoid federal intervention and save their own skins. That means moving impeachment motions against the governor and a few colleagues along in a timely fashion. With the machinery set in motion, deadlines begin to loom on the horizon.

Forfeiture of office (cassação) automatically carries another penalty in Brazil: a set period of ineligibility for holding elective office. But there is a way to avoid both the forfeiture of office and the penalty: resign.

So far two of the deputies being impeached have resigned: Leonardo “socks” Prudente and Junior Brunelli (who sang the hymn to bribery money). The other deputy, Eurides Brito, who plopped her money into a shopping bag, says she will fight.

That means we may get treated to an impeachment trial after all. And it also means, in all probability,  that Prudente and Brunelli will soon be running for office again.

There are five other deputies whose names popped up in incriminating conversations in the videotapes provided by the whistleblower, Durval Barbosa.

But deputy Erika Kokay (PT), the acting chairperson of the Ethics Committee, says the impeachment motions against them have been suspended as they were only named by third parties and personal involvement in wrongdoing cannot be proved.

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil and Argentina Create Nuclear Miniclub to Enrich Uranium

Brazil and Argentina intend to establish a binational company for uranium enrichment. The negotiations ...

Finance War: Brazil Wants Banks to Lend More and Charge Less

Private banks in Brazil should follow state lenders and lower interest rates to help ...

Brazil: We’ve Got Our Geniuses Too

There have been many a "genius" from other continents and countries other than from ...

Is the US Navy After Brazil’s Oil? Some Brazilians Think So

In a region where there are virtually no terrorist groups seeking to attack the ...

In Brazil, the Big Losers Were the Polls

Crowns of laurels to the victorious and crowns of flowers to the defeated. Add ...

IMF Lauds Brazil But Also Urges Budgetary Reform

IMF’s managing director Rodrigo de Rato, during a press conference in Singapore, Friday, September ...

Brazil’s Machinery: The US$ 23 Bi Gorilla Faces Chinese Invasion

The machinery and equipment industry is one of the greatest sectors in the Brazilian ...

If You Are Magically Swept Away in Brazil You Got Maracatu Fever

It is difficult to explain the effect of maracatu on the psyche, when one ...

World’s Biggest Clinical Stem Cell Research in Brazil Jeopardized by Legal Appeal

{mosimage}A row has broken out between Brazil’s most senior law official and its health ...

Brazil Kept on Watch List for Copyright Piracy

U.S.-based Defenders of Property Rights commended this morning’s decision by the office of the ...