In Protest for Being Snubbed Brazilian Congressmen Resign from Ethics Council

    Five Brazilian congressmen announced Thursday, April 6, that they were resigning from the House of Representatives (Chamber of Deputies) Ethics Council.

    They are: Júlio Delgado (PSB party, Minas Gerais state), Chico Alencar (PSOL, Rio de Janeiro), Orlando Fantazzini (PSOL, São Paulo), Cézar Schirmer (PMDB, Rio Grande do Sul) and Benedito de Lira (PP, Alagoas).

    And then another nine congressmen announced they were taking a leave of absence from the council. All this to protest votes on the chamber floor absolving deputies that the council has recommended for expulsion.

    Deputy Delgado pointed out that the council is technical and makes profound investigations before issuing a recommendation.

    The mass exit of deputies from the council comes on the heels of a floor vote that absolved deputy João Paulo Cunha (PT, São Paulo), after the Ethics Council recommended his expulsion by a vote of 9 to 5.

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    • Guest

      TIME FOR NEW FRESH BLOOD
      I agree, but Brazil doesn’t know that the World is changing and people are fed up.

      It’s a pity Brazil seems to be blessed, but unfortuately have been consistently governed, by spoilt moody individuals, who should realize the time is now up.

    • Guest

      it’s truly a shame that the very leaders in this country, time after time, support and condone corruption. Very sad, people in brazil shouldn’t stand for this, but unfortunately it’s accepted as “business as usual”.

    • Guest

      Some International news agencies..
      says 8 members of the Etnic committee
      resigned out of 15.

      Nothing to be proud.
      This just demonstrate how deep your politicians are corrupted and protected with impunity.

      Have a look at what just happened in Thailand.

      Brazil rule of law doesnt exist. Your democracy did not advance with what has been just done.

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