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Superior Council of the Judiciary suspends judge Agostinho Santos

The Superior Council of the Judicial Magistracy (CSMJ) suspended, on Thursday, the counselor judge Agostinho Santos, from the exercise of his duties, for a period of 90 days, and with restrictions on access to the facilities of the body, it was reported this Friday.


According to a note quoted by the Angop news agency, the preventive suspension, decided during the fourth ordinary session of the CSMJ permanent commission, has a disciplinary nature and takes place within the scope of the magistrates' statute.

The note also mentions that following the measure, the access of Judge Agostinho Santos to the premises of the Supreme Court "is restricted".

Agostinho Santos, a candidate defeated in the curricular contest for the post of president of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) in 2020, has complained for two years of "irregularities" in the contest.

For the judicial magistrate, who filed several cases with the CSMJ and the Constitutional Court, he was only defeated in the curricular contest because he had been "illegally withdrawn" 47 points, which to this day asks for restitution, by the CSMJ, the entity that organized the contest.

The counselor judge even asked, last May, for the intervention of the President in the case, arguing that the current president of the CNE, Manuel Pereira da Silva, was declared the winner in a contest riddled with "several vices".

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