Brazil’s Prosecutor General sees no irregularity in Covid CPI governors’ summons

Prosecutor General Augusto Aras dismisses the argument of violation of the federative pact.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Prosecutor General (PGR) on Thursday, June 10, argued in favor of the summoning of governors to testify in the Federal Senate’s Covid CPI (investigative committee).

The opinion was forwarded to the office of Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Rosa Weber, who in the coming days will decide on the request for "safe conduct" made by heads of state executives.

Signed by Prosecutor General Augusto Aras, the opinion addresses two points: the competence of the National Congress to investigate state authorities and the immunity, provided for in the Constitution, which guarantees the heads of . . .

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