Brazilian House Files Motion to Sack Its Speaker

The president of the Council of Ethics and Parliamentary Decorum of the Brazilian House of Representatives, deputy Ricardo Izar (PTB party – São Paulo), is expected to file a motion, today, with the Chair of the Chamber of Deputies to open a process to revoke the legislative mandate of the House Speaker, Severino Cavalcanti.

The motion against Cavalcanti was filed in the Council, yesterday September 13, by members of five parties (PPS, PFL, PDT, PV, and the PSDB), 20 legislators from the left-wing of the PT, and deputy Luciana Genro (PSOL-RS).


The president of the Chamber has been accused by the entrepreneur, Sebastião Buani – Buani presented a cashed check for US$ 3,032 (7,000 reais) as proof – of demanding a bribe, during the period when he was first secretary of the Chamber, to renew the concession for the Fiorella restaurant, located on the tenth floor of the Chamber.


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