Brazil’s Senate approves André Mendonça for Federal Supreme Court position

There were 47 votes in favor (6 more than the minimum required to approve the nomination), and 32 against.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Senate plenary on Wednesday, December 1, approved André Mendonça's name for the post of Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice. Earlier in the day, Mendonça had been approved by the Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ), in a meeting that lasted some 8 hours.

The rapporteur of the nomination in the CCJ, Senator Eliziane Gama spoke in favor of the nominee's technical skills. She acknowledged that the nomination was fraught with controversy and debate, mainly due to the religious aspect. However, the Senator said that no one can be vetoed because of their . . .

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