The Federal Court of Auditors (TCU) determined that former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) return within five days the second set of jewels that were illegally brought from Saudi Arabia in 2021, and the weapons he brought from a trip to the United Arab Emirates, in 2019.
The decision was unanimously taken this Wednesday (15) after the case’s rapporteur, Minister Augusto Nardes, converted the precautionary measure that only prohibited Bolsonaro from wearing and selling the jewelry in order to return the items. The decision was forwarded to the General Secretariat of the Presidency, which must make the request to the former president and who will have custody of the jewels.
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Minister Bruno Dantas, president of the TCU, argued that a gift should be classified as a very personal and low-value item to be incorporated into the private assets of executive heads, which is not the case with jewelry.
“It is necessary, once and for all, to separate the public from the private. This understanding of the TCU comes in the sense of making clear what should be incorporated into the public heritage. And, in the case of these jewels, there is no doubt that, at least value they have, they must be incorporated into public property, never into the private property of any authority”, said Dantas at the end of the session.
The TCU also determined that an audit be carried out on all gifts received by Jair Bolsonaro. The decision came after federal deputy Luciene Cavalcante (PSOL-SP) requested “an audit of the assets declared by the former president of private collections at the end of his term”, in a letter filed on Tuesday (14) at the TCU.
Federation between PP and União Brasil dies on the beach
The president of Progressistas, senator Ciro Nogueira (PI), informed that the proposal of a federation between his acronym and União Brasil was closed. The information was disclosed in a short statement made on his Twitter profile, this Wednesday (15).
“With regard to the Progressistas, we have ended the discussions for the formation of a federation together with the União Brasil party”, just said the former Minister of the Civil House of Bolsonaro.
According to the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, the resistance in the states to the criteria of union between the parties stopped the federation. The negotiations involved leaving the state directories to the most influential party locally. In the same way, the acronym that was present in the Executive of each state would have priority when choosing the presidency of the directory. In states where none of the acronyms were present, preference would be defined by the party with the largest number of senators.
The requirements, however, did not please congressmen who could lose local political power.
PCdoB requests temporary suspension of parts of the State-owned Law
The PCdoB asked the Federal Supreme Court (STF), this Wednesday (15), to suspend parts of the State-owned Law that prohibit the nomination and appointment of people who have held public office, political parties and electoral campaigns in the last three years. for management and board positions in state-owned companies.
The acronym, which already questions the excerpts in the STF, argued that there is urgency in analyzing the case, since the appointments for administrators and members of the supervisory board of state-owned companies must be finalized by the end of April.
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Last week, Minister André Mendonça suspended the trial of the issue after requesting a review of the case. Earlier, Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, rapporteur for the action, voted in favor of appointing state ministers and secretaries of state and municipal governments to positions on the board of state-owned companies.
For Lewandowski, the prohibitions “frontally violate the principle of isonomy” and the idea that “no one can be deprived of rights due to political conviction”. In this sense, the passages in question “ended up establishing unreasonable and disproportionate discrimination – therefore, even unconstitutional – against those who legitimately act in the governmental or party sphere”.
Navy determines that officers resign from parties within 90 days
The Brazilian Navy has ordered its officers to resign from political parties within 90 days, at the risk of being punished, according to an investigation by the Folha de S. Paulo.
In the communiqué sent on March 8, the Navy leadership states that the determination also comes after a survey indicated the presence of “active military members affiliated with political parties, contrary to constitutional norms”.
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“With the purpose of complying with current legislation, after the stipulated period of 90 days has elapsed without the corresponding disaffiliation, the appropriate disciplinary measures will be adopted as a result of any breach of the constitutional norm”, informs the statement.
Editing: Nicolau Soares
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