Congress Expels Congresswoman Flordelis, Accused of Having her Husband Killed

Congresswoman is the 21st to lose office by decision of the House's plenary since the redemocratization and the first since 2016

Danielle Brant Ranier Bragan

Brazil's Congress expeled this Wednesday congresswoman Flordelis (PSD-RJ), who had been accused by the prosecutors of masterminding the murder of her husband, Anderson do Carmo.

NITEROI, RJ, 03.2021 - Flordelis de Souza. (Foto: Ricardo Borges/Folhapress) - Folhapress

There were 437 votes in favor of the impeachment and 7 against, with 12 abstentions, in an open vote — at least 257 votes were needed for the impeachment to be approved.

With the decision, Flordelis will be ineligible for eight years from the end of this legislature, on January 31, 2023.

It was the third impeachment, since 1988, motivated by the accusation that the congressman was involved in command or in the practice of murders.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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