The topic goes to the physical plenary session at the request of Minister Alexandre de Moraes. He presented a prominent request in the trial, which was ongoing in the virtual plenary, and caused a turnaround in the vote.
The request for prominence is the right of all STF ministers. With it, a trial started in the virtual environment needs to start from scratch in the physical plenary. Only the votes of retired ministers are used. Everyone else needs to speak out again and may even change their position.
The perspective that emerged in the virtual plenary was that the STF would retreat from the decision that validated the review of pensions. With Moraes’ movement, retirees can still hope for a victory.
In the virtual plenary, there is no debate between ministers. Voting is asynchronous. With the change in the trial environment, ministers will be able to consider, for example, a request to disregard Cristiano Zanin’s vote, which has the potential to define the direction of the trial
At the end of last year, the STF approved the lifetime review of retirement. The ministers decided that the review can be requested by retirees who started receiving their benefits between November 29, 1999 and November 12, 2019, one day before the Pension Reform.