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TSE to hold nine more sessions to rule on Dilma-Temer ticket

The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) will hold nine more exclusive sessions on Thursday (8), Friday (9) and Saturday (10), for the joint trial of the three cases (Aije 194358, Aime 761 and RP 846) regarding the possibility of annulment of presidential ticket Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer, re-elected in 2014, for alleged abuse of political and economic power. Sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will take place from 9 am to 12 noon, from 2 pm to 6 pm and from 7 pm on.

The trial began on Tuesday (6) at 7:00 PM and continued with a second session on Wednesday morning (7), which ended in the early afternoon.

In the first session, the electoral inspector-general and rapporteur of the three cases, Justice Herman Benjamin, read a summary report on the proceedings, the measures adopted in the investigation phase, and the arguments of both complainants (Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) and Muda Brasil Coalition) and respondents (Dilma and Temer).

Plaintiffs, defendants and the Prosecutor’s Office then proceeded with their final allegations. The Justices went on to rule on four preliminary matters – three by Dilma Rousseff's defense and one by Michel Temer's – all of which were rejected.

At today's session, the Justices discussed three additional preliminary matters raised by the defendants.

The trial will be resumed at 9 am on Thursday (8).