CCJ resumes today meeting to discuss and vote opinion on Cunha feature

The meeting is scheduled for 9:30h.
13/07/2016 05h43 - Updated 13/07/2016 14h48
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The Committee on Constitution and Justice (CCJ) the House of Representatives resumes today (13) the meeting to discuss and vote on the opinion of Mr Ronaldo Fonseca (PROS-DF) on Deputy Eduardo Cunha resource away (PMDB-RJ). Cunha seeks annulment of the Ethics Council vote approving the request for revocation of its mandate. The meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am.

The expectation is that the committee can end the discussion and vote on the opinion of Fonseca that granted one of 16 requests for Cunha. According to the rapporteur, the college could not have made the roll call vote with individual manifestation of each parliamentary.

After the defense, the opinion of Ronaldo Fonseca will be discussed by the committee. At the end of debate, the rapporteur will have more 20 minutes to defend their opinion and Cunha, the same time to strengthen the defense arguments. Only then the text will be put to the vote, fitting to 66 the committee holding the decision to cancel or maintain the process, where Cunha is accused of lying in testimony Petrobras CPI, by denying that he had accounts abroad.

Opponents Away Deputy fear that the meeting is hampered by the dispute for the choice of the new chairman of the House, after the resignation of Cunha. The session is scheduled for 16h.

Total, 36 Members signed up to speak, between headlines and alternates. Of these, 32 They said they would speak against the Cunha feature. To date already spoken deputies Chico Alencar (PSOL-RJ), Julio Delgado (PSB-MG), Ivan Valente (PSOL-SP) and Delegate Edson Moreira (PR-MG).

Some MEPs argue that the chairman, Osmar Serraglio (PMDB-PR), mark special meetings throughout the week to close the proceedings in the committee and let the vote in plenary for August, after returning from the parliamentary recess.

Yesterday (12), the joint committee met for the reading of Fonseca voting on supplementary addition to the appeal prepared by the defense Cunha. The amendment called for the return of the case to the Board of Ethics, under the argument that the fact Cunha be the mayor was “determinant” during the analysis of representation and, with resignation, the collegiality of the decision should be reviewed.

In dismissing the application, Fonseca said there was no evidence which would conclusively prove disrespect the rules of the Board of Ethics or the bylaws of the House. "Even if I knew [accept], I could not grant the addition of my vote, because it would be a matter of merit, so that I would be invading the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics, and does not contain the CCJ analyze substantive issues, but regimental and procedures ", he explained.

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