Minister Fernando Haddad, of Finance, had his meeting canceled this Tuesday afternoon (6) with party leaders from the Chamber of Deputies, one day after the opening of the Legislative’s work this year.
The meeting was scheduled to take place at 4:30 pm and would also include the participation of Minister Alexandre Padilha, of Institutional Relations, who is accused by the deputies of not complying with the agreements made and not making a satisfactory articulation between the government and Congress.
The tension in the relationship became clearer after the tough speech by the President of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), in the session returning from the parliamentary recess, on Monday afternoon (5). Lira sent direct messages to the government, and would not participate in this Tuesday’s meeting (6).
On the other hand, Haddad will have a confirmed meeting with Senate leaders, at around 3 pm, but, in principle, also without the president of the house, senator Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), according to the ministry’s official agenda.
According to information from interlocutors, there is the possibility of a new date after Carnival.
At the opening ceremony of the legislative year, Lira emphasized the importance of complying with the agreements signed by the federal government, attributing responsibility to Padilha for non-compliance with these commitments, especially the release of funds from parliamentary amendments, mainly for the health area.
“The budget belongs to all Brazilians. It is not and cannot be the exclusive authorship of the Executive, much less of a technical bureaucracy that, despite its preparation, was not elected to choose the nation’s priorities and He doesn’t waste the sole of his shoe traveling through Brazilian municipalities like in parliamentary senators and deputies”, he said.
He amended by stating that “don’t underestimate this board of directors, don’t underestimate the members of parliament of this legislature”, followed by applause from parliamentarians.