Santa Catarina Impeachment: Governor Temporarily Removed, Vice Governor Takes Over

The case to be tried accuses the governor of a "crime of accountability" for his decree that matched the salaries of state prosecutors to those of the state legislative assembly (ALESC).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The temporary removal of Santa Catarina governor Carlos Moisés da Silva was passed on Friday evening, October 22nd. The trial court, made up of five state deputies and five Judges of the Santa Catarina Appellate Court (TJ-SC), decided by six votes to four to proceed with the impeachment trial that may determine the ouster of the state's Chief Executive.

Vice-governor Daniela Reinehr, on the other hand, was absolved of responsibility by the vote of Deputy Sargento Lima. TJ-SC Chief Judge Ricardo Roesler was responsible for the tiebreaker that closed the case . . .

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