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Brazil Senate ratifies Prosecutor General’s reappointment for second two-year term

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The full Senate on Tuesday, August 24, ratified the reappointment of Federal Prosecutor General Augusto Aras for another 2-year term by 55 votes to 10 and 1 abstention.

The vote was secret and to be approved, 41 votes were required. Earlier in the day, Aras had been approved by 21 senators while 6 voted against in the Chamber's Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ) hearing.

President Jair Bolsonaro nominated Aras as Federal Prosecutor General Office (PGR) for the first time in 2019, despite the fact that his name had not been shortlisted by the National . . .

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