After the release of former Minister of Education Milton Ribeiro, the government is now working to block the MEC’s Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) from the Senate, whose 27 minimum signatures the opposition says it has already obtained. There is an assessment that the CPI should not walk.
The government leader in the Senate, Carlos Portinho (PL-RJ), told CNN that the central strategy is to defend that the queue of CPIs already filed in the house is followed. There are three, the results of a movement made by the allied base during the crisis that led to the fall of the then Minister Milton Ribeiro of the MEC, in March.
One of them, by Senator Plínio Valério (PSDB-AM), to investigate NGOs in the Amazon, has already been read and awaits the designation of its members. The other, by Senator Eduardo Girão (Podemos-CE), to investigate drug trafficking in the North and Northeast. And another by Carlos Portinho himself to investigate irregularities in MEC works. “There is no CPI from the MEC yet. There is CPI only when there are signatures and they are registered. And there are three CPIs at the front. There can be no selectivity”, said Portinho.
The government is still counting on this year’s elections both to avoid their opening, since a large part of Congress will be on campaign, and to put state interests of parliamentarians on the table to stop the CPI. A source from the PL, President Jair Bolsonaro’s party, said that the acronym could enter into a direct negotiation with Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), about the elections in Minas Gerais. In the state, the senator’s group supports the election of Alexandre Kalil (PSD).
Source: CNN Brasil