The nomination of Justice Sérgio Banhos as effective member of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) was published in Friday’s edition of the Official Union Gazette (Diário Oficial da União – DOU in Portuguese).
The nomination decree was signed by President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, based on article 84, main clause, subsection XVI, on article 119, main clause, subsection II, and on article 121, 2nd paragraph, of the Federal Constitution.
Sérgio Banhos already integrates the TSE as a substitute Justice since August 2017 and now is going to take the seat left by Justice Admar Gonzaga, who is leaving Court this week.
Born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Sérgio Banhos holds a master’s degree and a PhD in State Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Sussex, in England. Is prosecutor of the Federal District and specialist in Electoral Law. Also acted as vice-president of Ibrade - Brazilian Institute of Electoral Law (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Eleitoral in Portuguese).
The Superior Electoral Court is composed of at least 7 incumbent justices, three of which come from the Federal Supreme Court, two from the Superior Court of Justice and other two from the Bar Association. Each of those last mentioned are appointed by the president of the Republic by means of a triple list of names forwarded by the Supreme Federal Court.