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January 8th, 2018

Legislative Newsletter - Edition 075

A new scandal drives away the Pension Reform

The President's state of health improved this week, so Michel Temer should continue the negotiations on the Pension Reform.

Legislative Newsletter - Edition 075

The President's state of health improved this week, so Michel Temer should continue the negotiations on the Pension Reform. Rumors has it that a new easing on the proposal held by the government should help the vote in February by the parliamentarians. The points of this easing are still unclear. Recalling that the government has already changed the original text of the Reform, in order to please the Congress.

However, this week's focus will be on President Temer's defense regarding the investigation that determines if the company Rodrimar SA (a company that operates in the Port of Santos) benefited from a decree issued by the President in May 2017. It stretched from 25 to 35 years the concessions of the sector, extendable for up to 70 years. Michel Temer and his allies are suspected of bribery.

The investigation also involves Rodrigo Rocha Loures, one of Temer's closest advisers, who was arrested in the JBS case, and deputy leader of the Government in the Chamber, Deputy Beto Mansur (PRB / SP).

The questions were dispatch by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to the Palace of Planalto last Wednesday (03). They summarize an interrogatory to the president and it will be attached to the already existing investigation, requested by former attorney general, Rodrigo Janot.

The President has 15 days to answer after his legal counsel received PF’s inquest. The answers can be written, it’s not necessary that Temer makes a deposition.

In addition to this crisis, the Temer government has got to show consistency even with the several Ministers of State renouncements. The resignations must continue until April, which is the limit date to dismissal if the Ministers want to run for the 2018 elections.