Friday, February 9th, 2018
Michel Temer: President Michel Temer attends cabinet meeting at
Minister Aloysio Nunes
Ferreira: Minister Aloysio Nunes meets with Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Angola, Mr. Manuel Domingos Augusto at 10:30am. The Minister
meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, Mr. Manuel Domingos
Augusto, and delegation at 10:40am. The meeting is followed by signing acts
ceremony at 12pm. The Minister attends Working lunch hosted by the Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Angola, Mr. Manuel Domingos Augusto at 12:30h. The Minister
meets with President of the Republic of Angola, Mr. João Lourenço at 3:30pm.
The meeting is followed by press conference at 3:50pm. The Minister visits the
Brazil-Angola Cultural Center at 4:10pm. The Minister meets with Minister of
Finance of Angola, Mr. Archer Mangueira at 5pm.
Superior Electoral Court can review legal loophole in Clean
Sheet Law, justice says:
The president of the
Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Luiz Fux said yesterday that it is possible that
the court will re-examine the possibility of a politician with criminal records from
running for office. The theme gained relevance due to the
possibility of former
president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva campaign in
The Clean Record
Law prevents those convicted by panels are candidates, but one of its articles gives
a loophole, as Folha newspaper has shown.
According to the law, in the middle of the campaign the defendant can
obtain an injunction from superior courts to suspend the ineligibility of
candidates already condemned in the Justice.
a conversation with journalists, Fux said he will discuss the matter with his
court colleagues. He did not mention any specific case.
"I will evaluate with court colleagues whether this injunction is
going to be understood from that angle, which is going to be re-evaluated, and
we have had some cases to this day and we will judge them before the start of
the elections," he said.
Fux also said that in his opinion, it will be sub judice any case in
waiting decision in first or second instance.
"In principle, those who already have the defined situation of ineligibility
evidently cannot be registered as candidate. This is the idea of a current,
which the judge can act ex officio," said the president of TSE.
"Others think they have to register the candidature, which can be
opposed. This is something that has to be analyzed by the Penal," he
The president defended that there is an understanding, so that there is no
risk of different interpretations when deciding on the registration of
"We have several cases of candidates included in the Clean Record Law
who are depending on this interpretation. We grant eligibility at the time of
the election." (2018/02/09 – Folha de São Paulo)
Huck's style is PSDB, says FHC:
Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC)
told Folha that TV
host Luciano Huck has the style of his party, the PSDB.
"He's always been very close to the PSDB. He's a
good guy," he said.
FHC commented, however, that he never talked to the
host about party affiliation. "I do not know if it would be something
worth to be done," he said.
In recent days, FHC has made statements in support of
a possible candidacy of Huck to the Presidency of the Republic, which has
angered the Tucano (PSDB) politicians, Folha reported.
In an interview with Rádio Jovem Pan on Tuesday (6),
he said that it would be good for the country if Huck
was a candidate.
To Folha newspaper, the
former president made the same statement.
"If he's [a candidate], that's fine. Go ahead;
check out the parties, it is something that has to be done."
He denied, however, that he intended to launch him in
the presidential race. "I have no power for this," he said.
The former president also stressed that he will
support the name of his party in the dispute. "My candidate is
Huck, according to assessment of Folha newspaper, will announce whether
it accepts run for president after Carnival. PPS and DEM already have
conversations with him for possible membership.
In survey by Datafolha published in January, he
appears with 8% of voting intentions, tied with Alckmin. (2018/02/09 – Folha de
says Congress to discuss 'excesses' in housing allowance:
The president of the House of Representatives Rodrigo
Maia (DEM-RJ) said that the Congress will discuss the regulation of payments of
housing assistance and other privileges in the three branches of government, in
order to curb excesses.
The matter was part of the meeting he had this morning
(08) with the president of the STF (Supreme Court), Carmen Lúcia.
Folha newspaper reports in recent days have shown that paying housing
assistance to beneficiaries who own property or high equity is a practice in
the Judiciary, Executive and Legislative .
"All the Powers are discussing in a harmonious
way the regulation of these issues, not only housing assistance. This
regulation will reach all Powers, and it must be done and will be done during
the month of March, in a harmonious way, so that it is organized the way
society expects, but understanding the reality of each one, “Maia said.
The president of the House said that the law has to be
made to curb excesses, without creating problem for the exercise of a function.
Asked about cases in which aid favored have in their
names homeownership in the city in which they work, Maia replied that the
benefit "may not be necessary."
"I personally think that maybe having housing
assistance is not necessary [for such cases]." "This issue needs to
At the top of the Judiciary, 26 justices of the
Superior Court of Justice, the Superior Labor Court and the Superior Military
Court are on the list .
In São Paulo, almost half of the judges who receive
housing assistance have properties in the state capital. One of them,
the champion , has 60 properties in his name.
Members of the PGR (Prosecutor General's Office) and
TCU (Federal Court of Audit) justices, bodies that among other functions are
responsible for monitoring public money, are also in the same situation. (2018/02/09 – Folha de São Paulo)
Aloysio Nunes will leave the
government to run for re-election to the Senate:
Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira confirmed that he will leave the government in
late March or early April to contest re-election to the Senate. The only
PSDB member to remain in the team, Aloysio has tried to reconnect the governor
of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, with President Michel Temer, who on Friday met
with Mayor João Doria, in the city of São Paulo.
is a pre-candidate for the presidency and on Wednesday presided over the
meeting of the National Executive of the PSDB in Brasilia, which also had the
presence of Doria and Aloysio. Behind the discussion about the best date
for the candidates to be choosen there are interests not explicit.
grounds that it is necessary to save resources, Doria requested that the
preview in Sao Paulo be held on March 11, the same day that the Toucan
candidate will be chosen to succeed Temer. Alckmin, meanwhile, said it was
necessary to respect the autonomy of the party in the states to schedule such
practice, it is known that the governor is willing to sacrifice the PSDB's own
candidacy to the Bandeirantes Palace - giving a rejecting Doria - to support
the launch of his deputy, Márcio França (PSB). It is an attempt to close a
national alliance with the PSB and increase its exposure time in radio and TV
election propaganda, starting on August 31.
with the imbroglio, Aloysio took the floor and tried to "translate"
what was at stake. "You are not just saying here that by the end of
March you have to step down regarding those who need to leave the posts to campaign,"
practice, Doria wants preview for March 11 to make hir candidature a fait
accompli, since, to leave the City Hall, he needs to be sure of the indication
of the PSDB. At the other end, Alckmin's allies, who support França,
intend to push the preview in Sao Paulo to May, disrupting the mayor's
plans. The deadline set by the Electoral Law for pre-candidates to leave
public office is April 7.
first Monday after Carnival, 19th, the São Paulo PSDB Executive will decide on
the Toucans have only decided that Aloysio will not dispute the Senate unless
he does not want to, because one of the two seats is reserved for
him. Unless he changes his mind, the minister goes to the
battlefield. But for now, the alliance between Temer's MDB and Alckmin's
PSDB is increasingly difficult. (2018/02/09 – Estadão)