• Categories
  • Archives

Brazilian Congress Flooded with Requests for Ouster of Legislators

The president of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Severino Cavalcanti (PP-PE), said, Wednesday, August 3, that he is concerned about what he considers an excessive number of remonstrations against deputies.

On Tuesday, August 2, the PL and the PTB parties presented the Council of Ethics and Parliamentary Decorum with eight petitions to annul mandates of members of the Chamber.


As Cavalcanti sees it, there is no way that the eight petitions can be analyzed simultaneously, because the Council lacks the structure for this.


“How long has the process to strip the deputy (Roberto Jefferson) of his mandate been underway, without any resolution up to now? What I want is punishment for those who violated parliamentary decorum, the ethical and moral principles of the House,” he affirmed.


Yesterday, the PL filed six petitions with the Chair of the Chamber against deputies from the Brazilian Labor Party (PTB). The PL justifies the suits on the grounds that parliamentary decorum was breached by these deputies having received unfair advantages in the form of unreported funds to pay off campaign debts.


On Tuesday the PTB filed petitions with the Council of Ethics against Deputies José Dirceu (PT-SP) and Sandro Mabel (PL-GO) for breach of parliamentary decorum.


Ex-Presidential Chief of Staff Dirceu was charged with direct involvement in the payment of monthly stipends to legislators, while Mabel is accused of being one of those responsible for distributing the monthly stipends to fellow party members.


President Cavalcanti declared that he will submit the petitions to the Council of Ethics in the order in which they arrived at the Chair. By the rules of the Chamber, the Council of Ethics has 90 days to analyze each request.


Agência Brasil

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Your email address will not be published.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 Goes to the US to Sell Its Fish

Shrimp exporters from the main producing states in Northeast Brazil (Pernambuco, Paraí­ba, Bahia, and ...

35 Countries Gather in Brazil to Discuss Grain Storage

Representatives of 35 countries are participating in the 9th International Working Conference on Stored ...

In Brazil, Big Farmers Are Small Producers

Brazil has serious economic and social problems that result from the inequality in land ...

Brazil: Journalist Wants Dictatorship Abuses Reinvestigated

Brazilian journalist Rose Nogueira, president of the group Tortura Nunca Mais (Torture Never Again). ...

Now, 9.6% of Brazil’s Amazon Are Under Federal Protection

Yesterday, June 5, on World Environment Day, the Brazilian government created three new conservation ...

Unerring Light

Like a mythological phoenix, Trio Mocotó, rises from the ashes with results that are ...

Brazil Approves New Antiblindness Treatment

Eyetech Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday approval of Macugen in Brazil for the Treatment of Neovascular ...

Brazil’s Agribusiness Exports Make Up 38% of All Brazilian Exports

Brazil's agribusiness posted an accumulated growth rate of 2.81% in the first quarter this ...

How Low Will Brazil’s Lula Go to Please Washington?

Since the February 29 ouster of democratically-elected Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the UN has ...

Brazil’s Jet Maker Embraer Grew 20% in 2008

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer delivered 59 jets to the commercial, executive, and defense and ...