ICMS reduction in 11 states, Braga Netto outside the government and more than 1 July

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The reduction of ICMS on fuels announced by at least eleven states, and the exoneration of General Braga Netto from his position in the Presidency are among the subjects of this Wednesday (1st).

ICMS reduction

Until the afternoon of this Friday (1st), eleven states had announced the reduction of ICMS (Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Provision of Services) on fuels, according to a survey carried out by the CNN . They are: Espírito Santo, Bahia, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

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On the other hand, Pará, Distrito Federal, Paraíba, Acre, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, plus the Federal District, have not yet defined the tax reduction. The other states did not respond on the subject.

Braga Netto is exonerated

General Walter Braga Netto (PL) was dismissed from his position in the Presidency’s advisory. The decision was published in the Official Gazette this Friday (1st).

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The former Minister of Defense should be announced as a candidate for vice on the ticket of Jair Bolsonaro (PL) for re-election. To run for office, Braga Netto could not be in public office. His post will be assumed by José Vicente Santini, who was at the National Secretariat of Justice of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

election polls

Datafolha poll released this Friday (1st) on the dispute for the government of Rio de Janeiro shows federal deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSB) with 22% of voting intentions. Current governor Cláudio Castro (PL) has 21%, in a technical tie. Following the scenario with the most names, former governor Anthony Garotinho (União Brasil) appears, with 7%; the former mayor of Niterói Rodrigo Neves (PDT), with 6%; Eduardo Serra (PCB), with 5%; and former federal deputy Cyro Garcia (PSTU), with 4%.

In Minas Gerais, the Datafolha poll on voting intentions for the government brings Governor Romeu Zema (Novo) ahead, with 48%, followed by the former mayor of Belo Horizonte, Alexandre Kalil (PSD), with 21%. This result would re-elect the current governor. Then appear Senator Carlos Viana (PL), with 4%; Vanessa Portugal (PSTU), with 3%; Renata Regina (PCB) and Miguel Corrêa (PDT), with 2%; Marcus Pestana (PSDB), Lorene Figueiredo (PSOL) and Saraiva Felipe (PSB), with 1%, but the latter withdrew his candidacy this week.

presidents meeting

President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) decided to cancel a lunch he would have with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza, next Monday (4), in Brasília. “I decided to cancel the lunch he would have with me, as well as the entire program,” Bolsonaro told reporters. CNN .

Asked the reason for the cancellation, the president stated: “he would have a meeting with Lula”. Rebelo de Souza confirmed a meeting with former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), next Sunday (3), in São Paulo.

Salmonella in chocolates

A chocolate factory in Belgium temporarily closed its doors after discovering Salmonella in a production batch. Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut halted production at its factory in Wieze, Belgium, earlier this week, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

The Wieze factory is the largest chocolate factory in the world, according to government tourism website Visit Flanders.


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*Posted by Renata Souza

Source: CNN Brasil

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