President João Lourenço appointed Laurinda Cardosa as head of the Constitutional Court today, August 19, to replace Manuel Aragao, who resigned, stating he feared “the suicide of the democratic rule of law,” in a decision in which he disagreed with some constitutional amendments. , allowing for hierarchy between higher courts.
Laurinda Cardoso becomes Presiding Judge.
Laurinda Cardoso is a member of the MPLA’s political bureau, and therefore her appointment should raise opposition fears that one of the country’s main judicial institutions is losing its independence.
This was expressed this week by the largest opposition party, saying that the resignation of Manuel Aragao could open the door for the court to be subordinated to political power.
In his communiqué, Black Rooster mentioned this dismissal, stressing that “a democratic state and law cannot exist without an autonomous and independent judiciary capable of enforcing the legal system, especially the norms enshrined in the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Republic “
Until now, Laurinda Cardoso served as Secretary of State for Territorial Administration.