For those who have demanded that the Attorney General of the Republic, Augusto Aras, speak out publicly against the PEC (Proposal for Amendment to the Constitution) that alters the composition of the CNMP (National Council of Public Prosecution), under discussion in the Chamber, PGR assistants have an answer on the tip of their tongue: it is not going to fight public because it is sitting with deputies and class entities to negotiate changes in the text. So you don’t want to sour the weather and damage your joints. In addition, these people close to him add, it will be up to Aras to challenge the constitutionality of the PEC in the Federal Supreme Court if it passes Congress – and it would not be appropriate to anticipate a position.
According to the press office of the PGR, Aras met in person this Wednesday morning, 13, with representatives from Conamp (National Association of Members of the Public Ministry), ANPR (National Association of Attorneys of the Republic) and CNPG (National Council of Attorneys General) to talk about the PEC and is in constant contact with parliamentarians. Behind the scenes, some members of the Public Ministry argue that Aras should take a stand against the changes in the CNMP in a more emphatic way, publicly nodding to his category.
The PEC contains three main points that cause concern in the Public Ministry. The first is what provides that the CNMP magistrate, responsible for receiving and processing complaints and accusations against prosecutors and prosecutors, be a career member appointed by the Legislative – today, he is elected among the councils of the organ. The second point is that it increases the number of advisers appointed by Congress, removing a seat from the Federal Public Ministry. And the third allows the CNMP to annul acts of prosecutors and prosecutors, which today can only be done in the course of the process through Judicial decision.
Judges criticize changes
On this night, the main entities of judges, together with those of the MP, released a note criticizing the PEC. For the group, the approval of the text “will pave the way for creating a context in which the composition [do CNMP] is susceptible to political interference”.
“The proposal vehemently attacks the independence of the Public Ministry. The PEC also violates the individual autonomy of the MP’s branches and will cause a serious federal imbalance in the composition of the CNMP”, says the note from the Associative Front of Magistrates and the Public Ministry (Frentas), which brings together the AMB (Association of Brazilian Magistrates), Ajufe (Association of Federal Judges of Brazil), among other entities.