65-year-old Mayor who married 16-year-old model and promoted her mother leaves job following backlash
A 65-year-old mayor who married a 16-year-old beauty queen before promoting her mum and aunt to top jobs(read here), has left his political party after a backlash.
Hissam Dehaini (65), mayor of Araucaria in Parana state, Brazil, married his teenage bride Kauane Rode Camargo, last month.
Last year, the high school student participated in the Miss Araucaria Teen category (for girls between 15 and 17 years old) and came second.
Reportedly a day after the wedding on April 12, Kauane’s mother Marilene Rode was promoted to Secretary of Culture of Araucaria. She had been a general secretary beforehand, reports stated.
Elizangela, Marilene Rode’s sister is also a City Hall commissioner.
Dehaini’s departure from the Citizenship Party has now been confirmed.
In a press release released a day after the news broke of his marriage with the teenager, he announced his departure.
“I appreciate the coexistence I’ve always had in the legend since 2009, being my only affiliation party”, he said.
Banda B reported that Hissam had been quiet on social media since the marriage which took place on April 12 and appears in the Official Journal of Civil Registry Offices.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Paraná (MPPR) reported that there is an ongoing investigation. Banda B reported that “one of the main questions” relates to the promotion of the young bride’s mother so shortly after the wedding.
However, according to the Municipality of Araucaria, she “meets the necessary conditions for the exercise of the position, since she has 26 years of experience”.
According to the Brazilian Civil Code “man and woman aged sixteen can marry, requiring authorization from both parents, or their legal representatives, until they reach the age of civil majority”.