New Witzel Impeachment Committee Approved by ALERJ

To meet the proportionality criterion established by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), the Assembly increased the number of deputies who will review proceedings against the governor.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Meeting the STF Chief Justice Dias Toffoli's ruling, the deputies of the Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly (ALERJ) decided on Tuesday, August 4th, on a new constitution of the special committee set up to analyze the impeachment proceedings against the governor of Rio, Wilson Witzel.

The new definition, which now meets the proportionality criteria defined by the Supreme Court, raises the number of committee members from 25 to 39 - an overall increase of 14 deputies.

On July 27th, Toffoli granted a request from the governor's defense counsel for the impeachment committee to be restructured . . .

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