25/09/2016 12h37 - Updated 26/09/2016 08h30

Justice accepts the request of the MPE and suspending asphalting and distribution of baskets in Nova Olinda

The decision discriminates against the current mayor trying to re-election in the municipality, Joseias Lopes da Silva.
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Photo: MP-AM

The Electoral Prosecutor, by the 28th North Nova Olinda Electoral Zone, obtained court decision prohibiting the distribution of food baskets and performing works of electoral interest in the city hall located 134 kilometers from Manaus.

The decision is based on the complaint lodged by the Electoral Prosecutor Edinaldo Medeiros, in the face of the mayor and re-election candidate, Joseias Lopes da Silva, before the possible electoral interest in carrying out asphalting works in the city, missing 10 days for municipal elections, and for distributing breakfast baskets for elderly, under the guise of advance celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, which is celebrated on October 1.

the injunction, the election judge Suzi Ireland Araújo Granja da Silva confirms the risk of electoral use of the work carried out in full election period, reiterating the need to check the emergency nature of the work, and whether the contract complies with the dictates of art. 73, WE, a, you have n. 9504/97, that is, it concerns work or service in progress with a fixed schedule, as proposed by the MPE in the complaint. For the election judge, no damages can be claimed as the injunction, since the work can be resumed after the holding of municipal elections, that is, after the second of October 2016. Failure to comply with the decision entails the application of a daily fine of 5 thousand reais.

On the distribution of baskets, It offers art. 73, IV, the Election Law, it is forbidden to allow or promotional use candidate in favor, political party or coalition, free distribution of goods, and social services or subsidized by the government. Faced with the disregard of electoral law, the election judge determines the immediate suspension of the distribution of baskets, also subject to a daily fine 5 thousand reais.

Source: MP-AM

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