Presidents of TREs and of TSE discuss actions for the 2014 Elections

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On September 10 (Wednesday), Minister Dias Toffoli met with members of the Committee of Presidents of the Regional Electoral Courts (TREs). The meeting was held by virtue of the arrival of the appellate judges in Brasília, in order to appear at the investiture ceremony of Minister Ricardo Lewandowski as president of the Federal Supreme Court (STF).

Upon meeting the President of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), the presidents of TREs had the opportunity to report the actions being taken for the 2014 elections in their respective states. The Elections Disciplinary Board Officer, Minister João Otávio de Noronha, as well as Minister Henrique Neves, the General Officer of TSE, Leda Bandeira, the Secretary-General of the Presidency, Carlos Von Adamek and the Information Technology Department Secretary, Giuseppe Janino, also attended the meeting.

Appellate Judge Maria Iracema Martins do Vale, President of the Committee of Presidents of TREs, thanked for the opportunity to meet with the President of the Electoral Court. She declared: “I would like to thank Your Honor and TSE for the great support that we have received, to the Regional Electoral Courts, at such important moment of general elections”.

According to the assessment of Minister Dias Toffoli, the meeting was also advantageous: “It was very positive, since TREs have reported to us that they are all in compliance with the elections schedule, and everything is as expected. They decided on practically all candidacy registrations, and the cases against which appeal was filed in TSE are already being decided on. And, from the point of view of the elections organization, it is possible to say that the elections are completely ready to be held with the utmost degree of normality and tranquility”.

For the President of TSE, the proper progress of the electoral process is mostly due to Brazil’s electoral development. He concluded “It is possible to see in these elections a great level of tranquility, whether in their organization, in the public safety area or in the number of dispute-related processes in the Courts, in other words, we increasingly develop our democracy”.