Ricardo Lewandowski, Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF)| Photo: Nelson Jr./SCO/STF

The New Party filed an appeal at the Federal Supreme Court (STF), this Saturday (18), to try to reverse the decision of Minister Ricardo Lewandowski who annulled parts of the State-owned Law. Last Thursday, Lewandowski granted an injunction that allows politicians to assume management positions in state-owned companies and suspends the 3-year quarantine required by law. In practice, the change favors the Workers’ Party (PT) by allowing it to nominate names of political allies in exchange for support in Congress. The decision complied with the request for Provisional Guardianship of ADI 7.331/DF, filed by the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB), an ally of the PT.

“Changing the Law on State-Owned Companies is a huge setback. This law represents a step forward in favor of governance and the professionalization of public management. Doing this through a very questionable shortcut, a monocratic decision, which goes against what has already been widely discussed and decided by the National Congress, is much worse”, said Eduardo Ribeiro, president of Novo.

The party made two requests to the STF in the appeal, including the annulment of the decision, given that the Internal Rules of the Court do not allow ministers to take decisions on the merits alone when the processes are being analyzed collegially in the Virtual Plenary. In addition, on the merits of the matter, the acronym understands that it is impossible to relax the rules of a law discussed and approved by the National Congress.