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Tag: Renan Calheiros suspended from Parliament

  • Wednesday, December 7th 2016 - 10:57 UTC

    Constitutional clash in Brazil, Senate disobeys Supreme Court: countdown for Temer presidency?

    “It’s a monocratic decision” by a lone judge, Senator Calheiros said in a brief afternoon news conference in the capital in reference to his suspension.

    Brazil moved a step closer to a constitutional crisis on Tuesday as the head of the Senate refused to abide by a Supreme Court Justice ruling stripping him of his powerful post. A defiant Sen. Renan Calheiros told reporters he won’t recognize a decision handed down late Monday by a single high-court judge. The clash could mean the beginning of the countdown for president Michel Temer weak administration and his fiscal reforms program

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:43 UTC

    Renan Calheiros suspended from Parliament during his trial for corruption

    Senate Speaker Renan Calheiros suspended by Supreme Court judge to stand trial for corruption.

    Brazil's Senate Speaker Renan Calheiros was suspended from duties by a Supreme Curt judge Monday, pending his trial where he faces corruption charges in what constitutes anothe blow to President Michel Temer's administration. The decision, made by judge Marco Aurelio Mello was effective immediately, but needs to be confirmed by a majority of judges on the supreme court bench, a court official said.