September 25, 2019 / 7:59 PM / a month ago

Brazil's Senate approves nomination of Augusto Aras as chief prosecutor

Prosecutor-general nominee Augusto Aras attends a session of the Committee on Constitution and Justice of the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate approved on Wednesday the nomination of Augusto Aras as the country’s top public prosecutor. Sixty eight senators voted for his nomination and 10 against.

President Jair Bolsonaro previously said he picked Aras to be prosecutor general because he shares the view that environmental concerns should not get in the way of agricultural development.

Reporting by Maria Carolina Marcello; Editing by Sandra Maler

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