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Justice Jorge Mussi is elected to be the next Electoral Inspector General of the Electoral Justice

The Plenary of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) elected, in the administrative session of this Tuesday (26th), justice Jorge Mussi to the office of Electoral Inspector General of the Electoral Justice. He will substitute justice Napoleão Nunes Maia Filho, which will leave TSE at the end of August, due to the end of his biennium as a full member of the Court.  

Jorge Mussi will direct the General Judicial Council during this year’s elections. The mandate will go from October 24, 2019, date that marks the closing of his biennia as a full member of TSE. Mussi received six of the seven votes. It is a custom, in elections for superior courts, that the justice indicated for a post, in the line of succession, does not vote on himself.

The post of electoral inspector general is held by a justice elected from among the justices of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) that compose the Electoral Court as full members, according to the sole paragraph in article 119 of the Federal Constitution.

After his election, justice Jorge Mussi thanked his colleagues for the trust and highlighted the importance of occupying a post in an election year. “Be sure that I will do everything in order to not disappoint you and in order to provide a good service to the Electoral Justice of my country,” he emphasized while speaking to the panel.

The General Judicial Council of the Electoral Justice is the unit responsible for the inspection of the regularity of the electoral services around the country. It also is responsible for the orientation of procedures and routines to be observed by the judicial offices and Electoral Registry in the states.

Jorge Mussi has been a full justice of the TSE since October 24, 2017. He was a substitute justice from November 10, 2015, until his installation as a full member. The other full justice of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) is justice Napoleão Nunes Maia Filho.

Brief Curriculum

Born in Florianópolis (SC), Jorge Mussi graduated in Law by UFSC - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Federal University of Santa Catarina) in 1976. He was an associate justice of the Court of Justice from Santa Catarina from 1994 to 2007, of which he was president from 2004 to 2006. He was installed as justice from STJ on December 12, 2007.

In his trajectory to the bench, the judge accumulated an ample experience in the Electoral Justice. He chaired the Regional Electoral Court of Santa Catarina (TRE-SC) from 2003 to 2004, in the capacity of full associate justice. Before, he had been a substitute justice of TRE Santa Catarina from 1988 to 1989, and full judge from 1989 to 1991.

TSE’s Composition  

The TSE is composed of, at least, seven justices. Three justices are from the STF, one of which will be the President of the Court, two justices from the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), one of which will be the Electoral Inspector General of the Electoral Justice. The other two are jurists from the advocacy class, which are nominated by the President of the Republic.