MBL asks the Electoral Court to declare ineligible former President Lula

The deadline for the registration of applications -which has not começou- is the day 15 of August.
14/07/2018 16h20 - Updated 16/07/2018 17h40
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The Brazil Free Movement (MBL) He has filed suit in the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) asking that the court has determined that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is ineligible and, therefore, prevented from running for another race to the presidency.

MBL - one of the most active movements in the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff and great critic of Lula - argues that the former president can not run for having conviction in the triplex process confirmed by the Federal Regional Court of the Fourth Region (TRF-4).

That Lula's conviction for collegiate body of the TRF-4 frames the former president as a bookmark-dirty. The PT, even imprisoned since April, It is a leader in all surveys of voting intentions to the Plateau.

Generally, appeals to people to compete are only made after the registration of candidates by parties and coalitions in the Electoral Justice. The deadline for the registration of applications -which has not começou- is the day 15 of August.

"It is certain that any possibility of application of the defendant creates legal uncertainty severe Brazilian society", Rubens Nunes and claim Kim Kataguiri, MBL coordinators who subscribe to action. The plaintiffs want the TSE also prohibits Lula's campaign practice acts and to be cited in research on voting intentions.

The minister Admar Gonzaga was designated MBL action rapporteur. The magistrate -which has served as election lawyer presidential campaign Dilma- has publicly stated that the TSE could reject the application of a convicted on appeal on their own and without provocation (in legal jargon, "Craft"). He did not refer specifically to Lula in his statements.

The former president pleads not guilty of the crimes he computed in the case of triplex and claims to be the target of political persecution aimed at preventing you from contest the election October.


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