Three municipalities hold new elections this Sunday

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Sunday will be elections for three Brazilian municipalities: Itapemirim, in Espírito Santo; Porto Belo and Presidente Castello Branco, in Santa Catarina. Voters in these municipalities will choose today (5th), in supplementary elections, who will be their mayors and vice mayors.

The new election is due to a determination of the legislation, foreseen for cases in which there is a definitive cancellation of mandates of the holders of the positions by the Electoral Justice. Those elected will hold office until December 31, 2024.

According to the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), voting will take place from 7 am to 5 pm in the city of Espírito Santo and from 8 am to 5 pm in Santa Catarina municipalities.

Porto Belo

The candidates for mayor of Porto Belo are David Jordelino da Silva (PRTB), Joel Orlando Lucinda (MDB) and Rosaura de Oliveira Rodrigues (PT).

According to the TSE, the new election was scheduled “after the mayor and deputy decided to resign from the positions they were elected to in 2020”. In the case of the mayor (Emerson Stein), to run for state deputy in this year’s elections. The deputy (Elias Cabral) chose not to take charge of the municipality, to resume his career as a server in the State Education Network.

President Castello Branco

For the municipality of Presidente Castello Branco, candidates Vinícius Zanesco (PSC) and Neiva Kleeman Tonielo (MDB) are running for mayor and vice-presidential positions.

The TSE informs that, in this case, the new election occurs because the Regional Electoral Court (TRE) of the state confirmed the cancellation of the diplomas of Tarcilio Secco and Ademir Pedro Tonielo, respectively elected mayor and deputy mayor in 2020. offer money to voters not to vote on election day, a practice prohibited by law”, informs the TSE.


For Itapemirim, candidates Antônio da Rocha Sales (PP), Nilton César Soares Santos (PSDB) and José de Oliveira Lima (PDT) are running for office, after the TSE confirmed, in March, the cancellation of the mandates of Mayor Thiago Peçanha. Soares, and the vice president, Nilton Cesar Santos.

“They were impeached by the state TRE for abuse of political power and prohibited conduct after free distribution of goods, appointments and exaggerated hiring of commissioned servers and interns, as well as for broadcasting institutional advertising during a closed period”, informed the TSE.

Translated to english by RJ983

From Brazil, by EBC News

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