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Tensions between advisers and Kalil open up an unprecedented political crisis in Belo Horizonte



Tensions between advisers and Kalil open up an unprecedented political crisis in Belo Horizonte

Opponents call Kalil’s “aggressive style” an obstacle to good relations. Allies are already saying that the “political game of 2022” is the main factor influencing the current crisis.

The increasingly violent clashes between advisers in the capital Minas Gerais and Mayor Alexander Kalil (SDP) have achieved unprecedented results in relations between the two powers in Belo Horizonte.

Rise TIME Over the past 30 years, he notes that conflicts between the legislature and the executive have been less in the management of former mayors Eduardo Azeredo (PSDB), Patrus Ananias (PT), Celio de Castro (PSB), Fernando Pimentel (PT). and Marcio Lacerda (COB).

In the report, former councilors and current congressmen analyzed the reasons for the escalation of tensions. Opponents call Kalil’s “aggressive style” an obstacle to good relations. Already allies claim that the “political game of 2022” is the main factor influencing the current crisis.


Kalil was the target of two indictments in reports approved by the CPI BHTrans and Covid-19 last week, and was named as the culprit for crimes such as malfeasance, embezzlement (embezzlement of public funds) and administrative misconduct.

The main issue that raised questions from the two commissions was the contract with the mayor’s office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which provided R $ 220 million to bus companies for the purchase of transport vouchers and transfers. The mayor’s office denies the existence of violations and says that the money will be returned to the state treasury.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. There has never been a relationship close to what is happening now, ”complained House Government Leader, Councilor Leo Burges (PSL), hours after voting on the second CPI report. “The House of Representatives only had two CPIs in the last three or four decades, and now four CPIs in less than a year. At CPI Covid, we had a report that was voted on, but members did not have time to read the text, ”says Bourgeois, who was President of the Chamber from 2011 to 2014.

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Council members who participated in the CPI reject the government leader’s analysis and point to several irregularities revealed during the work of the commissions.

“The move to bus companies was clearly illegal. This should have been done by law, but it didn’t. Public money is not lent to private companies, ”says Nicolas Ferreira (PRTB).


Earlier this year, after a R $ 900 million loan project for flood control works in the Venda Nova area was rejected by the Chamber, the mayor sent out an email to his secretaries vetoing that the city’s top-level team adopted 13 parliamentarians who voted against the mayor’s office.

Opposing councilors demanded more details on the loan and counted the amount as a “blank check” for the city. Kalila’s e-mail to the secretaries leaked among the advisers and caused a lot of discontent.

In May this year, during a meeting of the House of Representatives, Calil and Ferreira exchanged attacks and remarks, while the mayor said that “the boy’s courage is answered with a slap,” ridiculing the councilor.

Since then, relations with some of the parliamentarians have deteriorated more and more. Last month, the mayor demanded a “pose and composure” from councilors after CPI Covid released audio recordings of conversations with him, Alberto Lage, the former chief of staff of Kalil.

A former ally of Kalil in the 2016 campaign, Councilor Gabriel Azevedo (non-partisan) led the CPI BHTrans and became one of the main opponents of the PBH.

“He doesn’t want to rule the city. He leaves town. When he was elected, he said he would open the BHTrans black box. Didn’t open. When he was elected, he said he would do away with trinkets. Use them. When he was elected, he said that BH would have a mayor. It won’t end in about a quarter. Whom is he trying to deceive? “He asks.

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Councilor Pedro Patrus (PT) assesses that there was “anticipation of electoral controversy,” but considers the CPI’s work to be legitimate.

“These are important tools, control is part of our function. For example, the release of BHTrans was more than necessary for the CPI to investigate and analyze the contracts of bus companies. As for the CPI Covid, I see it as a more political commission. ”

Comparison with previous administrations

Former councilors in the state capital, Minas Gerais, view the level of the current crisis and the occasional exchange of insults between the mayor and parliamentarians as unprecedented, which worries the city. Just under three decades ago, then-mayor Patrus Ananias and then adviser Ronaldo Gontijo took opposite sides in politics in the capital, Minas Gerais. However, recalling the political controversies of the 1990s, they agree that the relationship was “much more respectful.”

“I served as an advisor for six terms and joined them in 1993 as an opposition. He was vehemently opposed to PT and we had conflicts over some projects, such as the one for a multiple school. But our attitude was more focused on clashing ideas rather than disputes that would be passed on to staff, ”says Gontijo.

Former Mayor of Belo Horizonte and now a federal lawmaker, Patrus recalls conversations with political opponents and considers past clashes healthier. “I had a very good relationship with the Chamber, of course, with its conflicting spaces, but always in search of dialogue and respect for the hearing. I had one day a week to receive counselors and women counselors. I knew that their demands should be listened to, both from the base and from other sides. ”

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According to former adviser Luzia Ferreira, who chaired the Chamber of Belo Horizonte from 2009 to 2010, the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government depends on the ability to dialogue, as well as on the profile of the mayor.

“I think the mayor’s profile ultimately helped create conflicts with the current chamber. We have a fragmented parliament making it difficult to reach consensus and build a solid foundation, but this scenario has been around for a long time. In addition to his personal style, Kalil was elected, despising politics, pointing to it as something negative, and I think that after his re-election, he got the feeling that he would not need to engage in dialogue with the Chamber, ”analyzes Luzia.

The report sought former mayors Marcio Lacerda, Eduardo Azeredo and Fernando Pimentel to comment on the relationship with the Chamber, but there was no response.

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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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