Brasília focused on 2014, voting the matter of Dilma-Temer
Another week of major discussions and decisions is expected in Brasilia, due to the continuing deliberations of the reforms, the obstruction and disagreements between members of the National Congress . . .
Another week of major discussions and decisions is expected in Brasilia, due to the continuing deliberations of the reforms, the obstruction and disagreements between members of the National Congress and the forecast of the judgment of the Dilma-Temer slate by the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE, in the acronym in Portuguese), which May culminate in the loss of the political rights of the former president and the removal of Michel Temer from the Presidency of the Republic.
The repercussion of the arrest of the former deputy and former special adviser of Temer, Rodrigo Rocha Loures, is the main subject of the conversations in the corridors of the federal capital, that waits anxiously for his plea bargain, besides that of other illustrious names of the Brazilian policy, such as Antonio Palocci, who, according to sources, has revealed irregularities involving banks, the automotive and sugar and alcohol sectors.
The trial of the Dilma-Temer slate in the TSE, as of Tuesday, increases tensions in Brasília, and should be the focus of the activities in the capital, despite the possibility that its outcome will be postponed again, by the request of some of the ministers to analyse it further.
The lawsuit filed by PSDB began at the end of 2014, and, with advances of the Car -Wash operation, speculation began about irregularities in the campaign, especially related to electoral financing, mainly after the statements from Odebrecht executives and marketing professionals João Santana and Mônica Moura. Temer defends the separation of the electoral campaign finances and opposes the inclusion of other subjects unrelated to the initial request, such as those resulting from the Car-Wash plea bargains. If convicted, Dilma will lose political rights for eight years, and Michel Temer will be removed from the presidency.
Adding more concerns to the Temer administration, PSDB will meet on Monday and Tuesday to decide whether or not to continue on the political basis of the government, which could increase the political crisis and the governments’ instability, and still compromise the votes in the Legislature.
Meanwhile, in the National Congress, the discussions remain fierce between government and opposition. We highlight the importance of the meeting of the Senates’ Economic Affairs Committee (CAE), which is expected to vote on Labor Reform (PLC 38/2017) on Tuesday.
Also in the Senate, we highlight the deliberation in the Plenary of the project that creates a code of protection and defense of the user of public services of the Union, states and municipalities (PLS 439/1999).
The Proposition to Amendment the Constitution that provides for the end of the parliamentary immunity, (PEC 10/2013) was approved last week by the Plenary of the Federal Senate, and should reach the Chamber of Deputies later this week. However, the proposal is controverse to the parliamentarians, since many authorities will also lose this privilegie, inclusind deputies, senators, ministers of state, governors, ministers of superior courts, appellate judges, ambassadors, military commanders, members of federal regional courts, federal judges, Members of the Public Ministry, attorney general of the Republic and members of the Councils of Justice and of the Public Ministry; besides, there is the prediction that a judge of first degree can order the arrest of a member of parliament.
In the Chamber of Deputies, besides the return of Deputy Osmar Serraglio (PMDB/PR) to his position, the House will have several events in commemoration of the Environment Week throughout the working days, including a solemn session in the Plenary, a seminar held by the Parliamentary Environmentalist Front on Wednesday, 07, on the Paris agreement, entitled: the implementation of the Brazilian commitment and the process of transition to a low carbon economy.
Among the commissions, we highlight the public hearing of the Special Commission on Technological Innovation of Health on Tuesday, 06, on Technological Innovation and Vaccine and Medicines with the presence of FIOCRUZ and the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs of the Ministry of Health.
Another prominent audience is the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Commission (CCJC) that will discuss the Law Project 1142/2007, which typifies the crime of corruption of legal entities in face of Public Administration, especially regarding Leniency Agreements, their procedures, objectives, results, impacts and effectiveness, concrete cases and the effectiveness of corruption prevention, which will be represented by members of the Ministry of Transparency, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Brazilian Federal Court of Auditors and the Office of the Comptroller General; Federal Attorney General’s Office; Prosecutor General of the Republic; Federal Police; Federal Data Processing Service (SERPRO); and former Minister Ayres Britto.
In the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies, we highlight the possibility of deliberating the bill that regulates rights and obligations related to industrial property (PL 333/1999).
There are also congressional meetings scheduled of the committees that analyze some of the provisional measures published, such as: MP 770/2017, which extends the term for the use of the fiscal benefit of Recine (Special Taxation Regime for the Development of the Cinematographic Exhibition Activity); MP 772/2017, that raises a fine for anyone who violates sanitary inspection standards; MP 774/2017, that ends the payroll exemption for various sectors of the economy; MP 775/2017, that requires the registration of assets constituted in all transactions carried out in the financial market; MP 776/2017, amending the Public Registers Law; MP 777/2017, that creates the Long Term Rate (TLP); MP 778/2017, which provides for the payment in installments of the social security debt of the states and municipalities; MP 779/2017, which opens the period for operators of privatized airports to reprogram the schedule of payment of the concessions provided for in the concession agreement; MP 780/2017, that establishes the Program of Regularization of Non-Tax related Debts (PRD); and MP 781/2017, which deals with the transfer of financial resources from the National Penitentiary Fund and the permission for employees to act exceptionally and voluntarily in the National Public Security Force.