Lula scolds ministers who divulge ‘genius’ without consulting the Planalto – 03/14/2023 – Politics
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) toughly demanded his ministers this Tuesday (14) not to announce public policies that have not been presented and received the approval of the Civil House.
Lula stated that he does not want “proposals from ministers”, but from the government. In a tougher tone, but without naming names, she asked that the holders of the folder who are authors of some “genius” present them to receive the proper processing within the government, before making them public.
“We do not want proposals from ministers. All proposals from ministers must be transformed into government proposals and it will only be transformed into a government proposal when everyone knows what will be decided”, stated the president.
“That’s why it’s important that any and every position, whatever genius someone may have, it’s important that before announcing it hold a meeting with the Civil House so that the Civil House discusses with the Presidency of the Republic, so that we can call the author of genius and can publicly announce it as if it were a government thing”, he added.
Lula’s speech took place during a ministerial meeting at the Planalto Palace, whose first minutes were broadcast on federal government channels.
Lula is holding thematic ministerial meetings. Last week, in addition to the economic team and the political core, the participants were all linked to the infrastructure area.
This Tuesday’s meeting involved ministers of the social area.
Lula did not mention the names of the charged ministers, but the speech was perceived as a message for the Minister of the Secretariat for Ports and Airports, Márcio França.
This Sunday (12), in an interview with the newspaper Correio Braziliense, França said that the federal government intends to close an agreement with airlines to sell tickets at R$ 200 a stretch to retirees, students and civil servants. This would be possible with the occupation of idle seats on career flights.
However, in the interview itself, Márcio França stressed that the proposal had not been agreed with the government”
“President Lula’s request is to have more passengers and airports, with more landings of airliners. The plan is set up, now it’s a matter of the government agreeing. It will be a revolution in Brazilian aviation. The goal is to find tickets for R$ 200 (the stretch), BRL 400 round trip, from anywhere in the country”.
“What we are looking for is to buy the idleness of the spaces. The Brazilian companies arrive in the range of 30 million passengers, each one of them, operating with 78% to 80% of vacancies occupied. Another 20% leave empty. I want these vacancies to people who don’t fly,” he told the newspaper.
Lula, however, stated that he would present the cases of measures that were presented without the approval of the Civil House during the meeting, which later had its transmission interrupted.
Another case of a measure not agreed with the summit happened in the early days of the government. The Minister of Social Security, Carlos Lupi, publicly announced the government’s intention to review some aspects of the social security reform.
Lupi was disallowed the next day. The head of the Civil House, Rui Costa, said that any proposal will necessarily go through his portfolio before being analyzed and that this was something discussed with Lula himself. He also stated that any proposal will only be forwarded after approval by the president.
“There is no proposal being analyzed and thought about at this moment to review the reform, be it social security or otherwise. At this moment nothing is being elaborated”, he affirmed.