Friday, December 02, 2005


Jose Dirceu ousted

José Dirceu lost his office as Federal Deputy, by a voting of 293 votes against him and 192 for; besides losing office, Dirceu is prohibited from running to other political offices for the next eight years. This trial was political, within the Council of Ethics of the Congress; there are still other investigations going on, and Dirceu may eventually be sentenced to penal charges.
Dirceu is charged of being the mentor of a big corruption scheme which involved government, Congress, Worker's Party and a few 'operators'.
Dirceu is one of the most important figures in the history of the Worker's Party, and was also the strongest Minister in Lula's government, until the denounces of corruption ecloded earlier this year.
Read what The Guardian wrote about José Dirceu.

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