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2021 saw the achievement of political diversity in the municipal councils of CPs.



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As a result of the most recent municipal elections, 2021 was marked by great diversity in the political field of Pernambuco. With an increase – albeit in short steps – in the number of women, blacks and LGBTQ + people, important historical projects have been discussed and approved in the state’s municipal legislatures, indicating that this diversity is not limited to the chosen names. but here’s what they add up to. Parliamentarians such as Dani Portela (Psol) from Recife; Vinicius Castello (PT) in Olinda; and Flavia Hellen in Paulista (PT) are some examples.

Important factors that led to these changes — gender and race quotas in proportional elections — have contributed to political success. According to the Black Women Decide (MND) movement, in 2020, of the councilors elected in 2009 in Pernambuco, 275 (13.6%) were women. In the women’s scenario elected to the municipal parliament, 132 (48%) were white, 140 (50.9%) were black, one (0.3%) was indigenous, and two (0.7%) were unidentified.

In 2016, out of 2,125 elected parliamentarians, 266 (12.5%) women won state elections, of which 139 (52.2%) were white, 124 (46.6%) were black, one (0.3%) was indigenous peoples and two (0.7%) black. %) yellow, indicating a slight increase in the number of elected female candidates, with a focus on black women, surpassing the number of white women in 2020.

The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite, transgender and intersex) movement has also expanded its political representation in the last elections. According to a survey conducted by the National LGBTI Alliance, 497 preliminary candidates were registered in 2020, of which 485 are councilors and 12 mayors. The data also showed that 48 people from the community were elected to the posts of mayors and councilors, and 93 to the posts of deputies.

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In addition to numerical progress, in practice, the impact of diversity is manifested in the promoted actions and projects. In Recife, in her first year in office, the most popular city councilor, Dani Portela (Psol), a black woman and feminist, accomplished a national historic feat when she managed to approve the creation of the first Commission on Racial Equality. and “Fighting the City Council. with racism ”- the result of draft resolution No. 5/2021 – chaired by a parliamentarian. As a result, Recife became the first capital of Brazil to have a permanent commission that deals exclusively with racial issues in the municipality’s legislative chamber.

In the metropolitan area of ​​Recife (RMR), other actors are also spearheading projects aimed at overcoming colonial currents that still traverse the political field. In Olinda, Councilor-elect Vinicius Castello (PT), the first black LGBTI male to hold a seat in the Municipal Legislature of Cidade Alta, is the MP who approved the Most Progressive Bills (PL) in 2021 in Pernambuco, 16 in total. One example is PL 149/2021, which prohibits retaliation against slave traders and the military dictatorship that existed in Brazil from 1964 to 1985. The bill became law after it was sanctioned by the mayor of Olinda, Professor Lupercio (Solidarity). last December 14th.

In Paulista (RMR), Councilor Flavia Hellen, the first black, lesbian and peripheral woman in the city council, also performed important work during 2021, with as one of her main banners the quest to strengthen public policy towards women. Its authorship, Law 4961, approved in the city, provides for the creation of the Dossiê da Mulher Paulistense, the purpose of which is to periodically produce statistics on the number of women served by public policy in the city.

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Throughout the state, other names have also been highlighted in municipal legislatures, such as the first collective mandate elected in Garanhuns (Agreste of Pernambuco), Fani das Manas (PT); in Sertana, quilombolas Professora Jacielma (PT) in Oroko and Espedita Quilombola (PSD) in Bethany.

However, despite the successes of some groups, the representation of the indigenous population in the municipal political sphere has declined. According to the Supreme Electoral Court (HSE), in 2020, 14 indigenous people were elected in Pernambuco, in 2016, 18 indigenous people won the elections, which corresponds to 0.72% of the 2,494 elected.

Numerical achievements are not yet satisfactory, we must go further. Another election year is approaching. In 2022, the country’s voters will go to the polls to elect the president of the republic, senators, governors, and deputies of the federal and state governments. At the same time, despite small steps, the political structure in 2021 presented the positive results of a political field open to pluralism, the priority of which is to combat social inequality. It is more than representativeness, it is a process of historic renovation. Forward.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



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BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

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Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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