The proposal to impose a quarantine for judges and military to stand in elections received support this Friday from Minister Gilmar Mendes, dean of the Supreme Court (STF). Criticized yesterday by President Jair Bolsonaro in live broadcast on social networks, the idea is part of the new Electoral Code project, which is awaiting a vote in the Chamber of Deputies.
“I agree with the philosophy. It is very relevant not to allow people to turn the institutional activity into a platform for launching their candidacy”, declared Mendes in an interview with GloboNews. Although he defended the discussion of the subject, the minister avoided taking a position on how much restriction time should be applied to the categories. “I am certainly not going to pass judgment on from what moment electoral quarantine should come into force.” According to the text in progress in the Chamber, police officers and magistrates, among other categories, if they want to run, they need to permanently withdraw from their positions and functions up to five years prior to the election.
The dean highlighted that the involvement of the military in party political activities, a fact that worries governors, has increased in recent times. “Military Justice has to deal with them,” said Gilmar Mendes. “They are authorized by society and by the Brazilian State to use weapons. Therefore, they must have greater temperance, tolerance, care. But it seems to me that the governors have been very cautious in relation to this”, commented the minister. There is an expectation that military police officers will take part in the acts in contempt of the Jair Bolsonaro government called for September 7th.
The STF minister also reiterated his defense of the adoption of the semi-presidential system in Brazil. “I’ve been defending this idea for a long time, but I don’t imagine it’s a way out of this momentary crisis”, he said. For Mendes, the division between State and government tasks would be positive for the country. He recalled that some recent consensuses were sewn by the National Congress, such as the PEC of the war budget.
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