The Chamber of Deputies approved this Wednesday (15) the nomination of senator Antonio Anastasia (PSD-MG) for the post of minister of the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), and endorsed the decision of the Senate.
Last Tuesday (14), senators approved Anastasia’s nomination by 52 votes, which meant the defeat of senator Kátia Abreu (PP-TO), who had 19 votes, and the then leader of the government in the House, Fernando Calf (MDB-PE).
Chamber approves BR do Mar, project to encourage coastal shipping After the defeat, Bezerra resigned as leader, for not having had government support in the dispute. Internally, government officials in the Senate say that during the dispute, the Planalto Palace had already informed that it would not support anyone and would remain neutral. Previously, senator Flávio Bolsonaro (PL-RJ), the president’s son, asked for a vote for Bezerra.
The seat, which belongs to the Senate, was opened with the appointment of Raimundo Carreiro as Brazilian ambassador to Portugal.
The dispute was the fiercest in recent years. Since 2008, when there was a vote, the Senate’s nominations to the court have been decided by agreement, but this time, the senators disputed the lifetime position in the vote.
Anastasia’s expressive vote surprised the senators and showed the capacity of articulation and control of the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG).
Senator Kátia Abreu added support both in opposition to Jair Bolsonaro’s government, having as an ally the leader of the Senate majority, Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL), and in the support base of the government in Congress, gaining the seal of the Minister of the House Civilian and licensed senator Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI), who is president of the party to which Kátia Abreu belongs.