The paths that could lead to criminal charges or the impeachment of Bolsonaro

In the case of the pandemic, because it is an issue that affects the community, it is not possible to file a criminal complaint with the Supreme Court: this only applies when there is a person directly affected.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Legal experts interviewed assess that the President's conduct may constitute common crimes under the Criminal Code, but for there to be a criminal lawsuit before the STF (Supreme Court), a complaint filed by the Prosecutor General of the Republic (PGR) Augusto Aras, and the approval of the Chamber of Deputies are required.

In the case of the pandemic, because there is collective responsibility, it is not possible to file a criminal complaint: this is only valid when there is a person directly affected. According to the specialists, a possible path is that the crisis and . . .

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