Cunha has five days to appeal the decision of the Board of Ethics

The term starts tomorrow, day 17.
16/06/2016 11h35 - Updated 16/06/2016 11h35
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Start counting tomorrow (17) the period of five business days for the defense of the President of the House away, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), to appeal against the Commission of Constitution and Justice (CCJ) to reverse the result of Tuesday (14) the Board of Ethics, when the opinion by the cassation its mandate was approved by 11 votes to nine.

A letter signed by the chairman of the board, José Carlos Araújo (PR-BA) It was published in today's edition (16) the Official Gazette of the House of Representatives beginning the running of time to be fully used by Cunha lawyers.

After the presentation of the appeal, CCJ has five days to decide whether or not accepts the arguments of the PMDB that had already sent two resources to the committee requesting the process void and underway for eight months. One of the resources calls for offside José Carlos Araújo on the board of command, another claims that Cunha suffered the rights of defense retrenchment.

As the representation was still being examined by the council, CCJ did not comment. The rapporteur of these resources was Elmar Birth (DEM-BA) yesterday (15) He decided to leave the function after already stated discomfort with the Rapporteur to be of the same party Marcos Rogerio (DEM RO), author of the opinion that defended the cassation Cunha on the Board of Ethics. there is not yet another name to take this rapporteurship.

parallel, CCJ still need to analyze a query sent by interim president Waldir Maranhão (PP-MA) who questioned the rules of procedure of impeachment lawmakers. Former president of the CCJ and Cunha ally, it fell to Mr Arthur Lira (PP-AL) prepare the answer indicated that the result of the board's decision shall be submitted to the plenary in the form of a draft resolution, and not reporting.

Besides, Lira said the text may be amended by parliament, but that the amendments will not affect the represented, under penalty of "violation of legal defense provided for in Paragraph 2 of Article 55 of the Constitution ".

The opinion of Lira is seen as another wedge allies maneuver to try to slow down his pen. Lira rejected the accusations and said that only responded to a query that will be submitted to members of the CCJ. This week, at the fourth attempt to discuss and vote on this opinion, Lira was able to read the document but an application to view postponed the decision on the appointment for the next week.

The wedge process in the Council of Ethics is considered the longest in the collegiate and was marked by numerous maneuvers that stalled the decision this Tuesday.

The complaint against Cunha was delivered by the PSOL and the Network to the Steering Committee of the House, no dia 13 October 2015. A Mesa, led by Cunha, It took the maximum of 14 days to accomplish the task of number representation and send it to the Board of Ethics, which delayed the start of work of the college. The case was only brought nearly a month after the performance, in 3 November 2015.

Source: Agency Brazil

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