The opposition to Governor Tarcísio de Freitas (Republicans) managed to file only one request for the establishment of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) in the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo (Alesp), this Friday (24). Deputy Eduardo Suplicy (PT), 81 years old, the oldest deputy in the current legislature, won first place in the queue of civil servants who wanted to file their requests based on the Statute for the Elderly.
The queue formed after the President of the House, Deputy André do Prado (PL), determined that requests be made in person, in a printed form, this Friday morning. The maneuver sought to prevent the installation of CPIs contrary to the government of Tarcísio de Freitas (Republicans), Prado’s ally.
According to Alesp’s internal regulations, the commissions are installed in the order they are registered and only five commissions can function simultaneously.
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The opposition even asked the Court of Justice of São Paulo (TJ-SP) to suspend the act of the deputy from the base of Tarcísio. In the document sent to the TJSP, the Associação Brasil da Esperança, formed by PT, PC do B and PV, asks for the non-recognition of the queue and the guarantee of the minority to file the requests, already endorsed by the Federal Supreme Court (STF).
Response from the Board of Directors
Suplicy stated that he will know if the protocol will be effectively accepted after President André do Prado informs whether or not he will respect the Statute for the Elderly. The norm establishes priority for seniors over 80 years.
“It was filed. The question is whether the president will respect the Statute for the Elderly, according to which all people aged 81 and over must have preference and priority. We will know this afternoon what the president’s response is”, said Suplicy to the Brazil in fact.
“It would be much better for the president who said he wants to have a relationship of respect and construction with all of us that comes to common sense measures, such as, for example, considering the CPIs according to the proportionality of the parties, as is done for the choice of the president and the first secretary and so on in the Board of Directors. We proposed something of this nature, but there needs to be better goodwill from the president.”
Shooting in Paraisópolis
The parliamentarian was able to file a request for a CPI to investigate the death of Felipe Silva de Lima, 27, in a shooting that took place in the favela of Paraisópolis, in October 2022, during a Tarcísio campaign schedule. At the time, according to the Folha de S. Pauloone of the current governor’s security personnel ordered a press cameraman to erase the footage of the shooting.
“Such conduct, provided it is duly investigated, may possibly characterize the practice of crimes of obstruction of justice, personal favoritism, suppression of documents, procedural fraud and coercion in the course of the process. Therefore, there is a great urgency and need to constitute this CPI”, says the request made by the PT.
Editing: Nicolau Soares
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