After reorganizing government spaces to house PP and Republican staff, President Lula (PT) held the first meeting with deputies from allied parties this Tuesday, the 31st. The PT member received around 40 deputies to talk about priority projects in these last two months of the year, with a greater focus on the economic agenda.
The government is trying to move forward with voting on projects that contribute to compliance with the fiscal framework, approved this year. The package includes tax reform, the Budget Guidelines Law and the Budget Law. Last Friday, the 27th, at a breakfast with journalists, in which the Earth participated, Lula went against the promises of the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddadsaying that the government will “hardly” eliminate the deficit next year.
The controversial subject was not the subject of discussion. In the first part of the meeting, the benches were thanked for approving measures such as tax reform, taxation of offshore companies and exclusive funds. To sensitize parliamentarians, the Minister of Finance presented the country’s economic situation, and spoke of fears of negative impacts on Brazil due to the performance of the Chinese economy, the increase in interest rates in the United States, in addition to the wars in Ukraine and of Israel. According to reports made to the column, the atmosphere was “excellent”.
The president made a point of personally greeting one by one of the 50 present and there was no demand for positions or amendments from parliamentarians. The atmosphere was so light, said a deputy, that one of the parliamentarians even joked about the president’s surgery, saying that his wife had undergone the same procedure, was more willing to do physical activities, and that this even improved the president’s quality of life. couple, eliciting laughter from Lula.
This was the president’s second meeting with parliamentarians from allied parties, called the “Coalition Political Council”. In addition to Squid, and 8 ministers, the vice-president, Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), participated in the meeting. Of the parties, there were representatives of PT, PSDB/Cidadania, PC do B, PP, PSD, PDT, Solidariedade, MDB, União Brasil, PSB, Podemos and Republicans.
Meeting with Lira
In the evening, outside the agenda, Lula met with the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, and the president of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL). The matter was not disclosed by the advisors present.
Source: Guilherme Mazieiro
Guilherme Mazieiro is a reporter who covers politics in Brasília (DF). He has worked in the newsrooms of O Estado de S. Paulo, EPTV / Globo Campinas, UOL and The Intercept Brasil. Graduated in journalism at Puc-Campinas, with a specialization in Public Management and Government at Unicamp. The columnist’s opinions do not represent Terra’s vision.