first parliamentarian doomed for disseminating fake newsformer state representative Fernando Francischini will now try to reverse the decision that stripped him of his mandate and made him ineligible for 8 years in the Federal Supreme Court (STF). Francischini was sentenced in October last year by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), he appealed, but saw the Justice deny all the appeals he presented to the Electoral Court so far.
He lost his mandate for spreading false news about electronic voting machines. Without having proof, the former congressman said that the polls were rigged to prevent the victory of Bolsonaro – of whom he was an ally – in the 2018 elections. . At the time of the impeachment, Bolsonaro came to classify the TSE’s attitude as “rape”.
The speech of questioning the efficiency of the Brazilian electoral system, which culminated in Francischini’s impeachment, is quite similar to what has been adopted by Bolsonaro in recent months. Criticism of the polls has even become one of the main reasons that soured the relationship between the Planalto and the STF during the current administration.
Minister Cármen Lucia had already been selected by the STF to be the rapporteur of the appeal. But the former parliamentarian’s defense appealed to the Court again, claiming that this issue was already being analyzed by Kassio Nunes Marques, in another appeal presented by Fracischini’s lawyers in February 2022.
This week, the president of the STF, Luiz Fux, welcomed the notes made by the ex-deputy’s defense and determined that the entire process should be forwarded to Kassio Nunes Marques, nominated by Bolsonaro to the chair in the STF and considered one of the ministers most aligned with the government. .
Fux made this decision at a time when the relationship between the STF and Planalto is suffering new shocks. The day before defining the rapporteur of Francischini’s appeal, Fux participated in a meeting with the president of Congress, Senator Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), to discuss the crisis between the Powers, accentuated since Bolsonaro decided to counter a decision of the STF when granting pardon to federal deputy Daniel Silveira (PTB-RJ). They also dealt with the attacks made by the president on the judiciary in the May 1 acts.
Francischini is a licensed federal police officer. 10 years ago, he devoted himself to politics. He was even elected to two terms as a federal deputy for the state. He was also an Army officer and had a passage through the military police of Paraná.
The former parliamentarian approached Bolsonaro at the time he was serving his term as federal deputy. Both were members of the Public Security Parliamentary Front, popularly known as the bullet bench. Francischini was also an important figure in the career of the current Minister of Justice and Public Security, delegate Anderson Torres. It was he who introduced Torres to the President of the Republic, when the delegate was an employee of the then parliamentarian’s office in the Chamber.
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