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Why do politicians want to reform electoral rules?

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The National Congress is discussing an important electoral reform that, if approved, would have enormous implications for Brazil’s political system. In the proposal under discussion, it is possible most obvious change or transforming legislative elections from a proportional model to a “constituency” model, where legislators with the most votes are elected independently of their political parties. But there are many other important, but less public points in what is being discussed at the congress. And all the proposals are aimed at strengthening the political power of the actors, reducing competition and, above all, undermining the responsibility of politicians and political parties.

Claudio Ferras he is a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the PUC-Rio Department of Economics. He is the Scientific Director of JPAL (Poverty Action Laboratory) Latin America. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Costa Rica, an MA from Boston University, a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University and MIT.

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Elite politician and businessman arrested on charges of murdering his wife

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Last September, the politician gave an interview about the murder of his wife (ANN archive)

Monday (28) police announced the arrest political, Representative of the Legislative Assembly of Nagano Prefecture 丸山大輔, 48, as a suspect in the murder of his wife希美, aged 47, was found dead on September 29 last year on the first floor of a house next to the sake factory in Shiojiri (Nagano).

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According to policea politician’s wife died of asphyxiation caused by asphyxiation and the estimated time of death was in the early morning of the same day.

The husband was excluded from the number of suspects in murder because it was alibisaying that he was in the House of Representatives because there was a meeting in the morning.

husband and political who was arrested, was born into a sake-producing family founded in 1883, and graduated from the economics department of the renowned Keio University.

A member of the Liberal Democratic Party (PLD), he began his career as a legislator for the city of Shiojiri in 2015 and was elected as a provincial representative in 2019. Nagano.

As Nozomi’s wife was lying near the office safe, it was suspected that she wanted the money, but doubts were in the air as there was no sign that it had been broken into from the inside.

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After the fall alibia police analyze that an elite politician and businessman acted alone, but did not say whether he suspected suspicion of murder.

In connection with death wifeabout political gave several interviews, saying “I have no idea who is to blame and I can’t help but get angry. I urge (the culprit) to surrender.”

Fontes: ANN e Tokyo Sports

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STF to consider Sergio Cabral’s habeas corpus petition next week

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The Second Bench of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) will consider, starting next week, habeas corpus submitted by the defense former Governor of Rio de Janeiro Sergio Cabral🇧🇷 If the request of the lawyers is granted, the politician can be released. He was convicted by former judge Sergio Moro of the Federal Court of Curitiba as part of Operation Lava Hato.

The decision will be taken at the virtual plenary session of the Court from 9 to 16 December. The rapporteur is Minister Edson Fachin. In the appeal filed, Cabral’s lawyers argue that the case should not have been tried in the state capital of Paraná and ask for the convictions to be overturned.

Last December, the STF overturned one of the sentences against Sergio Cabral., determined by Judge Marcelo Bretas for Operation Reveal Fracture. For the Second Bench of the Court, there was no connection between the medical anomalies and the corruption found in the Secretariat of Works that led to Operation Calicut, the first lawsuit against the former governor.

This decision did not affect the retention of Cabral, and five warrants for his preventive arrest remained in force. The politician has 21 convictions, which is a total of 399 years and 11 months in prison.

Arrested by Lava Jato

Sergio Cabral, the former governor of Rio, served six years in prison this year. Arrested in Operation Lava Jato, he is the only major politician still incarcerated due to the schemes the task force investigated.

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Cabral was arrested by the Federal Police during Operation Calicut on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for contracts for works such as the refurbishment of the Maracanã, Arco Metropolitano and PAC das Favelas. The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) convicted the politician in 37 criminal cases, 35 of which were related to Lava-Jato. He is accused of crimes such as corruption, money laundering, criminal organization and currency evasion.

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US press conference turns discussion on political issues with Iran

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US press conference turns discussion on political issues with Iran

Team USA coach Gregg Berchalter at a press conference (Photo: Hector Vivas – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The US press conference on the eve of the World Cup match against Iran was prickly. The game is tomorrow (29) at 4:00 pm, and the Q&A session with coach Gregg Berhalter and captain Tyler Adams was tense, talking more about conflicts between nations than football.

Journalists, especially from Iran, behaved more aggressively during interrogations. The game, in addition to the political scenario, also had controversy during this World Cup, as a US social media post removed the emblem of Iran from its flag, as ostensibly support for the protests that are taking place in the country. The Iranian federation has already asked to exclude North Americans from the Cup.

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Gregg Berkhalter and Tyler Adams’ strategy was to try to minimize off-field time and deal more with World Cup-related issues as both teams struggle to reach the round of 16.

“When I think about this match, I know that it is connected to other things, other feelings. But for us, it’s a football match against a good team, a knockout match where both teams are trying to qualify. Confrontation. Sport. should unite countries, as we see at the Olympics. Like brothers,” Berhalter began.

“We have no idea what is being done, what is being published [nas redes sociais]🇧🇷 I don’t want to sound like I don’t care, but these players have worked very hard to get here and we are focused on our work. All we can do is apologize on behalf of the players and our staff.”

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“I don’t understand international politics, I’m a coach. I can’t answer that” and “I came here to talk about the United States, not about Jurgen Klinsman. trainer phrases.

Adams was accused of mispronouncing the name Iran. In addition, he was asked about the defense of the US, a country with racism problems.

“Sorry for the mispronunciation. There is discrimination everywhere, which I can confirm by living outside my country. In the United States, we are making progress every day. progress,” he said.

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