AM governor judgment result may leave on Wednesday (17)

If there is a tie, the decision will be up to President TRE-AM, Yedo Simões.
16/08/2016 07h54 - Updated 16/08/2016 14h15
Photo: José Rodrigues

During this session Monday(15) full of the Regional Electoral Court of Amazonas (TRE-AM), Felipe Thury judge said it would present its vote on Wednesday (17) on the trial of a lawsuit against the governor Jose Melo (PROS) and vice Henrique Oliveira (SD). The judge asked to see the process in the day session 2. Melo and Oliveira are accused of abuse of economic power and political in elections 2014.

The trial began on 28 June this year. Since then, two sessions were suspended and four judges asked view. Five judges have already voted. Three decided the impeachment of the governor of diplomas and vice and two were against. just missing the vote of Judge Felipe Thury. If there is a tie, the decision will be up to President TRE-AM, Yedo Simões.

"At the moment the score is 3 a 2 and hope that, with vote-view Felipe Thury, that will vote for the dismissal of the action. If there is a decision contrary to that, logic is, when this decision is published, enter the resource and, just as it happened in the process that has been tried and is already in the TRE, be given the suspensive effect and the governor and vice stay in office ", said Maria Auxiliadora dos Santos Benigno, lawyer representing the vice. The governor's lawyer, Yuri Dantas Barroso, I was not present at the session.

Jose Melo and Henrique Oliveira already had their mandates revoked by the Court, by five votes to one, in January. They were convicted of buying votes in the last elections and appealed to the Superior Electoral Court. The governor and the deputy will remain in office, as decided by the TRE itself, until the final judgment of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).

The two cases against politicians left the coalition and Renewal Experience, which are part of the runners-up in the last elections for the government of Amazonas: Eduardo Braga (PMDB), who was running for governor and had as vice Rebecca Garcia, current president of the Superintendency of the Manaus Free Zone (Suframa).

"What the defense had to do and what the prosecution had to make this process has been done. Now indeed it is the analysis one by one member [by Court]. Based on these analyzes, in the event of a tie, the president also has to vote. I hope the draw not materialize. But what we need in fact is that this process is judged, in a way or another. Stick with the process dragging is more problematic than having a solution in one way or another ", said Daniel Jacob Nogueira, coalition lawyer.

Source: Agency Brazil

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