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Weekly Report - 08 October 2020 (WR-20-40)

BRAZIL: Supreme court nominee signals strategy shift

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has made the first of his presidency’s two planned nominations to the country’s 11-member supreme court (STF), as the dean of the court, Justice José Celso de Mello, reaches the compulsory retirement age of 75 on 1 November (Justice Marco Aurélio Mello will reach the compulsory retirement age next July). Bolsonaro’s nominee, Kassio Nunes Marques, is a more moderate pick than might have been expected from Brazil’s firebrand president and has been met with discontent by radical ‘bolsonaristas’.

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