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STF upholds legislation for choosing rectors of federal universities


By majority of votes, the Supreme Court of Brazil (STF) dismissed the request for an injunction in the Argument of Fundamental Noncompliance (ADPF) 759, filed by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Lawyers Order (OAB) aiming that, in the appointment of rectors and vice-rectors of federal universities and directors of federal institutions of higher education, the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, should indicate the names with the most votes in the lists of three candidates sent by the institutions. The decision was made in the virtual session closed on 2/5 and followed the vote of Justice Alexandre de Moraes.


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