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Two months to avoid political and administrative collapse



published on 04.11.2022 03:30

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Let no one be deceived. The first task of the transition, launched yesterday under the leadership of Vice President-elect Geraldo Alcmina, is to avoid a political and administrative collapse of the federal government due to the policy gap following the election of President Luis Inacio. Lula da Silva means the resumption of a national project focused on three main areas: building an expanded democratic state open to public participation; resumption of development in the new conditions of sustainability in a globalized economy; and fighting inequalities to eradicate poverty and promote social inclusion. Bolsonaro’s government had diametrically opposed goals.

What is the real basis for the collapse not to happen? First, a dialogue between those leaving and those entering to establish baseline levels of cooperation. In a sense, the meeting between President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) after his call to truck drivers to clear the roads and Alcmine was auspicious, whatever the conversation was about.

With the electoral defeat, Bolsonaro’s government ended, but his term had not yet expired. A minimum of understanding is needed, even knowing that there will be no dialogue between the current president and the successor due to the absolute incompatibility of geniuses, as the late composer Aldir Blanc would say. All signs of Bolsonaro are that he does not intend to hand over Lula’s flag to the Palacio do Planalto. From an institutional point of view, this is just a symbolic gesture. The PT will be approved by the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) and sworn in by Congress.

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Secondly, collapse can be avoided, since the main functions of the state are provided by bodies in charge of regulating, collecting and enforcing rules that not only follow the political orientation of the President of the Republic, but also the rules established by Congress. , which are resolved in contentious cases by the Federal Supreme Court (STF). The electoral process over a very turbulent year has confirmed what was said earlier: we have strong institutions that have resisted the persecution of sectors that defend the authoritarian regime.

In areas important to the functioning of government, a stable and well-trained bureaucracy carries out public administration under the guise of ethics and responsibility. Exceptions are already known and their actors identified. They are unable to prevent the transition to the collapse of these most important activities, including the protection of order.

Thirdly, the existence of a political class whose ability to survive and adapt to circumstances was once again proven in the elections. The strength of the Centrão parties is undeniable, which will require tough negotiations on sensitive budget issues. Where there is politics, there is hope for negotiated and positive solutions.

According to Alkmina, there will be continuity, planning and transparency in the transition, which means press access to the negotiations and monitoring of public opinion. The crux of the matter is to find a balance between financial responsibility and the most urgent social demands, including the maintenance of Auxílio Brasil in the amount of 600 reais, which is not budgeted for in 2023.

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Lula won’t have the traditional 100-day truce to settle in the Planalto Palace and start ruling. He was elected by a narrow margin, his victory continues to be contested by a significant portion of Bolsonaro’s voters, some because they are ideologically far right, others because they are purple anti-PT. A reversal of the expectations he created on the campaign trail, along with those most in need of federal support, could quickly change the balance of political power, transforming the “I was happy and didn’t know” feeling that boomeranged him back to power.

What is the antidote for this? This is not a populist policy, because these revenues were practically depleted by Bolsonaro during the election campaign, on which he spent much more than he should have. The real antidote is building a government with a broad democratic coalition, Lula’s personal and incommunicable task. The first signs that the new government will be of this nature are visible: the broad composition of the transitional group, negotiations with the leaders of Centrão, the recognition of the alliance with the parties and the refusal to co-opt its members to create a new government.

Lula is an experienced political leader with negotiating skills. He knows perfectly well what mistakes he made in power. The logic is not to repeat them.

The leadership of the PT, led during the transition by Glasey Hoffmann and Aloizio Mercadante, also has political and administrative experience. He knows that it is not worth elbowing allies to take all the seats in the future government, since they already have the presidency and control over the most strategic and important positions.

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The political future of Ramaphosa remains in doubt



The political future of Ramaphosa remains in doubt

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The meeting of the ANC Executive Committee (NEC), which was supposed to discuss the future of party president Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon, has been postponed after brief consultations on the Phala Phala saga and is expected to meet again on Sunday.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s political future remains in doubt after a meeting of the ANC’s executive committee, convened amid calls for the resignation of a president accused in a parliamentary report of violating his oath, was postponed.

National Chairman of the ANC Gwede Mantashe, who was present at the first consultations of the NEC, believes that the country will plunge into chaos if the president resigns. In turn, the Acting Secretary General of the ANC, Paul Mashatile, says that at the meeting of the ANC executive committee it was not discussed whether President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his intention to resign.

In recent days, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, 70, who succeeded Jacob Zuma in 2018 with an anti-corruption postulate in South Africa, has found himself in a quandary after a parliamentary commission released a Monday report on Wednesday saying he may have violated the anti-corruption laws of his country.

According to this document, the South African head of state concealed from the police and tax authorities an alleged robbery attempt that took place in 2020 at his Phala Phala property, located in the north-east of the country.

Under the terms of a complaint filed in June last year by Ramaphosa’s political opponent, $580,000 worth of bills were found hidden in sofa cushions in one of the rooms of the house, located on the presidential property. Sources close to Ramaphosa claim that the banknotes correspond to the sale of cattle to a Sudanese businessman for cash.

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Faced with the scandal unleashed by these revelations, Parliament, in which the ANC has a majority, may have to decide next Tuesday on the possible launch of a process to remove the South African president.

This case occurs when only two weeks are left before the meeting at which the ANC will decide who will be its new president and, accordingly, the next head of state, if the opposition party wins in 2024. organization of early elections.

It should be remembered that the ANC has been in power in South Africa since 1994, after the first free elections in the country, which brought the historic anti-apartheid leader and ANC President Nelson Mandela to power.

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Andrei Sadi reveals the politician’s question and puts Andre Rizek in an unexpected situation.



Andrea Sadi reveals a politician’s request regarding André Rijek’s work at the World Cup (Image: Reproduction – Instagram / Editing – RD1)

Andrea Sadi returned to work in this Tuesday (30) and was surprised early in the morning by an unexpected request involving a politician from Brazil and Andre Rizhekleading SportTV and husband of the GloboNews star.

Via Twitter, the Estúdio i host announced that she had resumed her role at GloboNews and launched investigations into the work of politicians during the transition of the federal government.

To Sadi’s surprise, the politician called him back before 9 am on Tuesday to ask a question that was not related to the political world. “Sadi, come here: Rizek thinks he will make it to the Selection? What’s the poll?reported.

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As soon as Andrei Sadi was supposed to cover the presidential election, André Rizek was called up to the Qatar team for the World Cup. The duo divided tasks from home to work, each in their own journalistic role.

At the World Championships, André Rizhek made a sharp speech against prejudice and discrimination Argentines against Kylian Mbappe of France.



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Look who’s the politician arrested in today’s Operation GOE.



Look who's the politician arrested in today's Operation GOE.

Ricardo Antunes – Former Jaboatão dos Guararapes adviser Carlinhos da Carreta was a politician arrested this Thursday (1st) by the Special Operations Group (GOE). The target of the action were, in addition to him, the civilian and military police. During the operation, about 64 million reais were blocked. The group is suspected of involvement in drug trafficking, murders and skilled robberies.

Carlinhos was a councilor in Jaboatau until 2020, when he ran for re-election from the PL and was defeated. He was from the base of the then mayor Anderson Ferreira (LP), who was a candidate for the government of Pernambuco in October and finished third. In the 2020 election, Anderson was re-elected in the first round.

Former councilor of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Carlinhos da Carreta

Eight warrants were executed for search and forfeiture of the house, forfeiture of assets and freezing of financial assets, issued by the 2nd Criminal Court of the Jaboatão dos Guararapes Judicial District.

According to police, two Honda cars and another Audi car were confiscated. They were taken to the GOE headquarters in the Cordeiro area west of Recife, along with other frozen assets totaling BRL 64 million.

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