The dissatisfaction of the PP with the direction of the government constitutes a new challenge for the training based on Lula

Parliamentarians interviewed by the website Jovem Pan claim that the president will have to rely on the ‘good will’ of Congress to move forward with agendas such as tax reform; Bosses estimate that Planalto has about 180 votes in the chamber

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House after a bilateral meeting with the US

After the first 60 days of the president’s third term Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), the current government faces its first raids while still skating to build support in the National Congress and build a solid base that guarantees the necessary votes in fundamental debates. Last week, the main obstacle for Lula was the controversial case involving the Minister of Communications. Juscelino Filho (União Brasil-MA), and claims of alleged misuse of the services of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and per diems paid from the public budget. Lula gave life to Juscelino and prevented the first fall of a member of the first echelon, in another episode of the troubled relationship between the government and União Brazil. Previously, the president had already faced the denunciation of an alleged relationship between the minister Daniela Carneiro (União Brasil-RJ) with the militia and the embarrassment created by the parliamentarians’ manifesto of the acronym that arose from the union between the Democrats and the PSL, which declared that there will be no “submission” to the Executive. Not just an exception, these quarrels and dissatisfaction of the parties – especially Centrão – with the Planalto Palace take on larger proportions and reach critical points. Parliamentarians were heard from the website of New pan claim that the attitude of the Executive with the election of ministers worries the members of other parties, such as progressiveacronym of Arthur Lira (PP-AL), Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies.

Without ministers or high positions, party names are less thought out, which can reflect in the low respect of the government’s proposals and jeopardize the processing of agendas considered essential, such as tax reform. “Congress already had the good will to support the Transitional PEC, which guaranteed Bolsa Familia. Now from there on, this shaking of ministers worries. Deputies are not satisfied, there is dissatisfaction. Lula will have to make a head-to-head effort to form a majority,” a Lira ally said in the report. The assessment is that the Executive has not yet given what they call the “necessary signal” for subtitles, which results in the difficulty of building a solid base in the National Congress. The assessment was endorsed by federal deputy José Nelto (PP-GO), a supporter of Lira. “No one stands behind the government to demand anything. But tax reform is very difficult for the government to pass. The reform they want will not pass. It will be necessary to articulate a lot and Lula should take this into account”, summarizes the congressman from Goias.

The Lula government’s difficulties in consolidating a base in Parliament were publicly signaled by Arthur Lira earlier this week, in an episode seen as a warning to the government. The Speaker of the Chamber elected with the largest number of votes in the history of the Legislature since the re-democratization, Lira said that currently the executive has no basis even to approve texts with a simple majority, much less to advance in the issues that require a constitution. quorum. For the approval of a Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC), such as tax reform, favorable votes from 308 deputies and 49 senators are required. “We will have some time for the government to stabilize internally, because today the government still does not have a consistent basis either in the chamber or in the Senate to face the issues of the simple majority, let alone the issues of the constitutional quorum”, the deputy thought. In an interview with Jornal da Manhã, from Jovem Pan News, Solidariedade national president and former federal deputy Paulinho da Força made a similar calculation: “It’s a delicate process. I joke with some friends that the government had 140 votes, dismissed 39 ministers and ended up with 180. This is the calculation we do here today. The government officially does not have more than 180 votes in the Chamber of Deputies. Maybe in the Senate there will be a little more freedom, but in the Chamber the government has difficulties. It is a process of negotiations that the government has done”. “When there is a complicated agenda, in my calculations, the government will lose some important votes in Congress in the coming weeks. The government has taken some temporary measures that are controversial. These controversial provisional measures will have difficulties”, the head of the party has changed. In other words, União Brasil’s public note in defense of Juscelino, the discontent exhibited behind the scenes by Centrão leaders, and Lira’s clear warning send a clear message to Planalto: the approval of the issues, at this moment, depends on goodwill of Congress.

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