Congressman asked for live sessions to be suspended until the end of the pandemic after a new Board of Directors approved a hybrid voting system
THE Federal Supreme Court (STF) denied this Friday, 12, a request filed by the federal deputy Alexandre Frota (PSDB-SP) so that the face-to-face sessions in the Chamber were suspended until the end of the Covid-19. The toucan filed for a preventive writ of mandamus after the new Board of Directors of the House affirmed, still at the beginning of the month, that it is considering adopting the hybrid voting format. The draft resolution establishing the hybrid vote was approved on Thursday, 12, and will be valid for the deliberations of the Plenary, the committees and the Ethics and Parliamentary Decorum Council. In the opinion of the Chamber, remote voting is preferably aimed at parliamentarians within the Covid-19 risk group.
To defend the request to continue the work remotely, the deputy claimed that he never missed sessions of the House since he was elected in 2018, and said that the current situation of the pandemic in the country is still not under control. In a decision, Minister Dias Toffoli stated that the performance of activities within the Chamber must be decided by the Chamber itself internally, and it is not a decision that falls to the Supreme Court. “It should be noted that the way in which deliberations will occur, within the scope of the Chamber of Deputies, in their committees and in their Plenary, is an internal matter within Judiciary, according to the peaceful jurisprudence of this Supreme Court, ”says an excerpt from the document issued by the minister.