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Guinea-Bissau. Marcelo justifies the visit by the “clear orientation” of foreign policy towards the “brotherly” countries – observer



Guinea-Bissau.  Marcelo justifies the visit by the "clear orientation" of foreign policy towards the "brotherly" countries - observer

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said on Monday that he sees no reason for “take away“gives”clear leadershipIn foreign policy, giving priority to Portuguese-speaking “brotherly” countries, justifying a visit to Guinea-Bissau despite protests.

This position was taken by the head of state at the Presidential Palace in Praia as part of a several-hour visit that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is making to Cape Verde, before continuing his afternoon trip with an official visit to Guinea. – Bissau, contested by the Guineans in the diaspora, claiming it legitimizes the leadership of Umaro Sissoko Embalo, president since 2020.

I saw no reason to leave What is the clear orientation of our foreign policy and the priority that we give to the Portuguese-speaking brotherly states, obviously taking different points of view, ”said Rebelo de Sousa, when asked by Luz about the protests against the visit.

The CPLP summit in Luanda in person and with the participation of all heads of state, – said the President of Cape Verde

Several dozen Guineans living in Portugal demonstrated on Friday against the visit of the Portuguese President to Guinea-Bissau, this Monday and Tuesday, which they see as a way for Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to show that he is near “swindler“.


About President Marcelo [Rebelo de Sousa] not welcome in Guinea-Bissau“Portugal adheres to a dictatorship” are some of the messages that the protesters wrote and displayed on posters in the Belém Gardens in front of the official residence of the President of the Republic and which are expected again. Tuesday.

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In Praia, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa recalled that the presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau, held at the end of 2019, were accompanied by international missions, namely the European Union, which understood “to recognize these elections as legal.”

“Therefore, this international decision was, of course, present and present in the position of the President of the Portuguese Republic,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, explaining that he had come to establish contacts with some of the demonstrators in Belem.

I explained that in Portugal the expression of thought is completely free, this expression and this point of view is completely legal. So legal that the President of the Portuguese Republic was there to talk to them. And I just won’t be there tomorrow [terça-feira]because I will be in Bissau, ”he said.

And he recalled that there is “common historyBetween countries since independence by former Portuguese colonies, strengthened by the creation of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP): “Reaffirming the principles that we all want to build despite the complexity of construction, democratic rule of law, separation of powers, respect for fundamental rights, but at the same time it is a story of mutual respect in relation to the sovereign capabilities of each state. “

“This is happening in Portugal’s foreign policy in general. We have relations, in terms of state visits or official visits, with states that do not quite correspond to what we have constitutionally in terms of political regime, economic regime or social regime, ”he said.

The Portuguese president added that “the same leadership position justifies” why his predecessors, without exception, “maintained” relations with these brotherly states, regardless of the decisions taken at every moment. “

And, naturally, recognizing that reciprocity is true, which the fraternal states supported with Portugal, even when they did not agree with the Portuguese position, ”he stressed.

He did not fail to note that this position was at the heart of the visit of President Umaro Sissoko Embalo to Lisbon in October last year, but without realizing it. “these manifestations of displeasure“.

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“I saw no reason to move away from what is the clear orientation of our foreign policy and the priority that we give to the brotherly Portuguese-speaking states, clearly taking different points of view, I must say that some of them are expressed by former political leaders who are in Portugal, and whose visit to Portugal was calculated on the intervention of the President of the Portuguese Republic and the government of Portugal, but the fact remains: we respect diversity, “insisted Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The head of state recalled that as a professor of law and then president of the SDP, he maintained close relations with the various regimes that ruled Guinea-Bissau, which he now visits for the first time as President of the Republic, 31 years and six months after Mario Soares, the last president of Portugal. , who made an official visit to this country in 1989.

The Portuguese line has always been to always look for ways of merging, building common principles, regardless of differences and divergences that may arise between regimes, between presidents or governments, ”he concluded.

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Lula is preparing the announcement of the bloc of ministers on the 13th



Lula is preparing the announcement of the bloc of ministers on the 13th

President-elect team Louis Ignatius Lula da Silva (PT) is preparing the announcement of the block of ministers on December 13, next week – the day after the diplomat’s PT in the EEC (Higher Electoral Court). In addition to guaranteeing a few more days to resolve deadlocksthe party intends to use the symbols of the “lucky number” on the date when it will announce the new folders.

Lula himself has already admitted that most of the future ministry has already been chosen. in Brasilia, former Minister Fernando Haddad (PT), Senator Simone Tebet (MDB-MS) and former TCU (Tribunal de Contas da União) Minister José muzio they are already treated with the status of ministerial ministers – there is not enough officiality.

I will finish my studies on the 12th [de dezembro]🇧🇷 After graduation, after I am recognized as the President of the Republic, I will start choosing my ministry. No one needs to suffer, be nervous, create expectations, because deep down I already have 80% of the service in my head.”
Lula, at the press conference on Friday (2)

Lula was forced to announce the names of the new government. But it endured. He does not want to give the impression that he bows to any sector, be it political, economic or military.

In 2002, during his first term, he was under similar pressure and announced: December 10Antonio Paloccithen Transition Coordinator from the Ministry of Finance and Marina Silva from Environmental Protection.

Piece by piece. If he delivers on campaign promises at the start of a future government, the Esplanade should have ten more ministries early next year. The total number will increase from 23 to 33, three of which are new.

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The first names given for the declaration are:

  • Haddad on the farmwith the dismemberment of the Ministry of Economy, and
  • Muzio on defense🇧🇷 The statement of the former PTS minister could be the first this year, already this week.

It is likely that these readings will be confirmed prior to release. AT dinner with the senators, last week Lula already confirmed the names Muzio and elected senator Flavio Dino (PSB-MA) in fairnessaccording to Estadão.

Cited. However, on the next 13th, a more reliable list should be announced:

  • Vamet in the new Ministry of Social Development,
  • dino in justice, dismembered from public safety,
  • O Governor of Bahia Rui Costa (PT) in the Civil House,
  • O ex-chancellor Mauro Vieira return to Itamaraty,
  • BUT elected MP Marina Silva (Rede-SP) back to the Ministry of the Environment, and
  • O Deputy Alexander Padilla (PT-SP) upon return of the Ministry of Institutional Relations.

Lula’s team is still negotiating

Without confirming any names yet, the future government still needs to sort out some dead ends – and according to close leaders, everything was ideally resolved before the first big announcement next week.

With the dismemberment of the Ministry of Economy, it would be ideal to announce the name of the Treasury along with the name of Planning. Persian Aridone of the founders of Plano Real, received a higher rating.

Arida went so far as to say she wasn’t going to take over Planning folder, but according to interlocutors of the transitional government, his name was proposed by vice-president-elect Geraldo Alkmin (PSB) and accepted by Lula. The plan was to have a technical profile and a political one, with clear and complementary economic views on finance and planning, but negotiations cooled off. Arida is not ruled out, but not confirmed either. The only thing PT supporters guarantee is that Alcmine will nominate this portfolio.

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How wags make MDB. Vamet it also depends on your party. O MDB is bidding for at least three folders in the new government, but hopes it ends up in Lula’s private office given the senator’s importance in the second round of the campaign.

Emedebists are examining at least one leadership, senator and deputy for appointment to office:

  • Senator-elect Renan Filho (AL), former governor of Alagoas, will lead the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
  • Governor Helder Barballo (Pennsylvania), re-elected with the highest approval rating, will appoint the head of the Department of Regional Development.
  • There will still be room for an MP to be determined by the emedebista bench commanded by President Balea Rossi (MDB-SP).

Lula is in Brazil and his meetings with the transition team and political leaders are divided. Members of the Working Group on Planning, Budget and Management are scheduled to give interviews to the press today.

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Ibovespa falls by 2% under pressure from the political-fiscal scenario



Ibovespa falls by 2% under pressure from the political-fiscal scenario

On the next game day of the Brazilian national team at the World Cup. Ibovespa o closed down 2.25% to 109,401.41 points, with more than 90% of listed shares ending the trading session with losses. Trading volume was 22.3 billion reais, below the average of 30 billion reais.

Political-Fiscal Scenario with Transitional PEC and the lack of information about the next treasury secretary continue to put pressure on the stock index, in addition to the negative climate in New York, which also pulled Ibovespa down this Monday (5).

In Brasilia, Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco put the transitional PEC on the agenda next Wednesday (7) for discussion in the plenary session of the House of Representatives. Investors are attentive to the results of negotiations on the amount and duration of exemption from spending restrictions.

Senator Marcelo Castro, rapporteur on the budget, said the PEC should maintain the impact of the BRL 175 billion and BRL 23 billion emergency revenues. However, the term should be reduced from four to two years.

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As commodity-oriented stocks were the only ones that closed in blue. Paper and pulp shares of Suzano (SUZB3) and Klabin (KLBN11) rose 2.20% and 2.22%, while steel and mining stocks gained 0.14% and 1% in CSN (CSNA3) and Usiminas (USIM5) shares. .07%.

Ibovespa’s biggest losses were in tech, retail and healthcare – stocks that are under pressure when interest rates and the dollar rise, as they do today. Positivo (POSI3), Qualicorp (QUAL3) and Lojas Renner (LREN3) were hit the hardest with losses of 11.50%, 9.74% and 8.01%.

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O dollar rose overseas (the DXY rose 0.75% to 105.36 points) and domestic negotiations followed. Around here, the US currency rose 1.30% to R$5.2829. With fiscal issues on the radar, interest rates also rose today.

In New York, investors reacted to data from the services and industry sectors, which showed that the US economy remains resilient to the increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. The higher-than-expected rise in the ISM Services PMI and Industrial Orders – higher than expected – reinforces expectations for an aggressive Fed stance at next week’s monetary policy meeting.

As a result, Wall Street stocks plummeted. O Dow Jones lost 1.40% to 33,946.51 points, S&P 500 fell by 1.79% to 3998 points, while Nasdaq fell 1.93% to 11,239.94 points.

(Com Reuters)

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The STF assesses the secret budget as “political activity,” Prime Minister Bolsonaro said in the Chamber


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The Deputy Head of Government in the Accounts Chamber said that the Transitional PEC “constitutionalizes” the mechanism, making it unnecessary to discuss it in the STP

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