Pacheco gives in and indicates the creation of commissions to calm oppositionists
The president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), said during a meeting of party leaders, this Thursday (16), that he is considering creating more permanent committees in the House, in a nod to open spaces for opposition parties, which were completely excluded in the elections for the commands of the current 14 collegiate bodies. For analysts, the gesture was the beginning of internal pacification, after the clashes in the wake of Pacheco’s reelection.
The suggestion was presented last week by the leader of the PL, Carlos Portinho, the main leader of the Vanguarda opposition bloc, also formed by the PP, Republicans and Novo. While negotiating a way to overcome the uneasiness generated by the exclusion of his senators from the disputes, he considered filing a request for an injunction with the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to review the definition of positions, appealing to the constitutional principle of proportionality of the benches.
According to the leader of the opposition, Rogério Marinho (PL-RN), who ran for the Presidency of the Senate, Pacheco said that the reform of the commissions framework should be carried out taking advantage of a project by the Board of Directors to change the name of the Senate of the Future Commission to Commission of Defense of Democracy.
“The idea is to fragment some of the current commissions, bearing in mind the new order of the federal government, with the creation and recreation of ministries, which could be mirrored in groups of senators”, he explained.
Among the perspectives of new commissions are those of Sport and Mines and Energy, which may be the target of opposition. The future Commission for the Defense of Democracy also has an undefined presidency and vice.
MPs and economic guidelines
In addition to the issue of space for the opposition in Senate committees, Marinho also spoke about the processing of Provisional Measures in Congress. For the opposition leader, Pacheco is “friendly” conducting negotiations with the mayor, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), to sign an agreement on the definition of the rite of MPs, the object of fierce dispute in both Houses .
Lira said, on Wednesday (15), that she may resort to a change in the Constitution to prevent joint committees with the Senate from being resumed in a model similar to that adopted before the Covid-19 pandemic – which includes the analysis of measures interim.
Another theme of the leaders’ meeting was how the Senate will act on the Tax Reform and on the proposal for a new fiscal framework, which will still be presented by the government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).