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Tag: Celso de Mello

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Lula will tell his followers next week to vote for Fernando Haddad

    Lula will ask his followers to vote for Haddad, sources said. The PT has until the end of Tuesday to register Haddad as its presidential candidate

    Brazil’s jailed former president Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next month’s presidential election, party sources said, after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday. That will remove the most popular candidate from October’s race and pave the way for Lula’s hand-chosen successor, Fernando Haddad, to become the Workers Party (PT) candidate.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 11:10 UTC

    Brazilian Supreme Tribunal: of the eleven Justices, seven were named by Lula and Rousseff

    The three most senior justices (Celso de Mello, Marco Aurelio Mello, and Gilmar Mendes) were not PT-appointed and all voted to grant Lula's appeal

    The Brazilian Supreme Federal Tribunal acts primarily as the Constitutional Court of the country, and its rulings cannot be appealed. The court is made up of eleven members, Justices, addressed to as Ministers, and they are appointed by the president and must be approved by the Senate.

  • Friday, February 26th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

    Petrobras scandal becomes a mincing machine for the political system

     Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello said federal prosecutors could investigate Aloizio Mercadante, who now serves as education minister

    Petrobras corruption investigation keeps gobbling Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff former cabinet members, but also political figures from other leading political parties. On Wednesday the Supreme Court authorized formal investigations into Rousseff’s former chief-of-staff, as well as the mayor of the country’s largest city and an opposition senator, for potential corruption.