The Supreme Court suspends Eduardo Cunha

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 05 May 2016 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

The verdict delivered by Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) to suspend Eduardo Cunha (PMDB), president of the House of Representatives, is an act of hyper-judicialization of politics. The judicial intervention evidences the inability of the House to solve a serious political problem within its own ranks. The aforementioned suspension refers not only to Cunha’s role as president of the House, but also to his mandate as a federal representative.

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