Alongside far-right federal deputies who are part of the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) that investigates the Landless Workers Movement (MST), Zucco (Republicanos-RS) and Ricardo Salles (PL-SP), president and rapporteur of the commission , spoke out about the end of the commission’s workers, on Wednesday afternoon (27).
“Messing with the MST is facing powerful forces. The CPI was very uncomfortable, put forward many signals and was pressured to end its activities when it summoned the Minister of the Civil House, Rui Costa, former governor of Bahia, a champion state in property ‘invasions’ rural and urban”, lamented Zucco.
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Salles stated that “the work of the CPI came to a successful conclusion” and had to explain the lack of a final report from the commission. “Regimental maneuvers and government co-option meant that the document was not approved”, stated the rapporteur.
In fact, Salles exceeded all the deadlines for sending and reading the report, which only happened last Thursday (21). However, the CPI was scheduled to end on September 14th.
To avoid Salles’ embarrassment, federal deputy Arthur Lira (PP-AL), president of the House, agreed to postpone the end of the CPI from September 14th to September 21st. Even so, the rapporteur was unable to complete the services and presented the session on the last regulatory day of the commission.
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During the reading of the report, the opposition asked to see the document. This situation requires two sessions to be held for the document to be considered again by the committee. Running out of time, Salles filed a new request for an extension, which was denied by Lira.
Regarding the “government co-optation”, alleged by Salles, it is the recomposition of the government, which now has the support of part of the Republicans, União Brasil and MDB in its base.
The new configuration also reached the MST CPI, which now has a new parliamentary situation. If before the majority belonged to the opposition, since the accession of the new parties, far-right parliamentarians have become a minority.
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Without approval by the CPI, the final report produced by Salles will be delivered to Lira. In the document, the opposition asks for the approval of a package of projects called “Zero Invasion”, with proposals designed and sponsored by the Parliamentary Agricultural Front (FPA).
Editing: Thalita Pires