The judgment of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) on the validity of the rules of the State Law that restrict the appointment of politicians to the management and boards of directors of public companies was interrupted again this Wednesday (6), after a request for review by Minister Nunes Marques.
The topic had already been discussed by André Mendonça, and was reopened today. Mendonça voted in favor of the constitutionality of the rules, leaving the vote tied at 1 to 1, as the rapporteur, now retired minister Ricardo Lewandowski, had voted against.
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Requests for views occur when ministers want more time to analyze a certain topic before delivering their votes. Nunes Marques now has a period of 90 calendar days to return the issue to the Supreme Court plenary.
The discussion was taken to the STF by the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB). The question is about the three-year period for party leaders to assume high-level positions in public companies. The law also determines that ministers, secretaries of state and parliamentarians are also vetoed in state-owned companies.
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The first to vote on the issue, Lewandowski argued that the veto would be unconstitutional, and that the quarantine period created “unreasonable and disproportionate discrimination”. The then minister, who was already on the verge of retiring, published an injunction guaranteeing the right to appoint politicians until the end of the trial – this injunction is the target of the current trial by the ministers.
Editing: Rebeca Cavalcante