Investigated in Lava Jato is not prevented from taking ministry, says Toffoli

The minister said it is the right of government to take Temer people he believes to be prepared.
17/05/2016 16h20 - Updated 17/05/2016 16h21
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Minister Dias Toffoli, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), he said today (17) that the Brazilian Constitution is clear when he says that "a person is innocent until there is formal condemnation of the Judiciary".

For or minister, "Nothing prevents the named ministers of state [by the government of interim president Michel Temer] exercise the role and act on their skills, since these appointments are an option the president who assumed ".

Dias Toffoli, who attended today (17) a seminar at the headquarters of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), no centro do Rio, He said it is the right of the president to lead the government people he believes to be ready to, in the new government, playing on the projects needed to solve the country's problems.

"Politically it is not up to the Judiciary judge. The judiciary does not judge the past or present. He has to judge the future. The judiciary does not act ex officio. It acts if there is provocation. If there is no, he can not take initiative. It is a power of ultimate and, to be the last word, that is not elected, You can not have power to act autonomously. He acts only if provoked. "

Agency Brazil

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