CPI of the MEC loses a signature and Randolfe says he will continue to seek support

This Saturday afternoon, Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), writer of the request to set up the fee, confirmed the

After reaching the quantity of signatures required for the creation of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) to examine corruption in the Ministry of Education, the Senate registered a retreat. Senator Oriovisto Guimarães (Podes-PR) gave up supporting the opening of the CPI, which now is determined by a new signature to have the option to be put in. Guimarães’ determination was introduced on his social networks this Saturday, the ninth. The obligatory quorum, of 27 subscriptions, had been reached this Friday, the eighth, even with the authorities’s offensive to strive to stop the obligatory minimal of subscriptions.

This Saturday afternoon, Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), writer of the request to set up the fee, confirmed the present framework of support for the CPI, now 26 senators. On social media, Randolfe acknowledged that he will continue to seek extra signatures “to clear up the #BolsolaodoMEC and examine the corruption scandals of this authorities!”. “They can’t get away with it!”, stated the senator, who was vice chairman of the Covid CPI.

In a notice to justify the determination to withdraw the signature, Oriovisto Guimarães stated he continued to imagine in the existence of “severe info” in the ministry, which want to be investigated. However, he acknowledged that a CPI “so shut to the elections will find yourself on the electoral platform”. “So, it’s higher for the investigation to be carried out by the Federal Police and the Public Ministry. Thus, we will have an neutral and technical investigation”, stated the senator.

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If the required minimal support is reached once more, the opening of the fee will rely on the determination of the president of the House, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG). If he refuses to create the fee, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) will be known as to assure the parliamentary investigation.

In the proposal to open the CPI, offered final week, Randolfe acknowledged that “11 full members and 11 alternate members are wanted to, inside 90 days, with an expense restrict of BRL 90,000, examine irregularities and crimes dedicated in the allocation of public funds from the Ministry of Education and the National Fund for the Development of Education (FNDE)”.

The efficiency of a parallel workplace operated by pastors Gilmar Santos and Arilton Moura at MEC, even involving the assortment of bribes to launch FNDE funds for colleges, was revealed by Estadão. Mayors reported that the non secular requested for a counterpart in gold, money and even the buy of Bibles.

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The Senate Education Committee has been listening to testimonies about the case. Three mayors confirmed to parliamentarians the assortment of bribes. Last Thursday, seventh, the president of the FNDE, Marcelo Ponte, was heard by senators about the danger of an overprice of R$ 732 million in a buying and selling session for the buy of college buses. The case was additionally revealed by Estadão.


Ponte tried to deny, throughout a listening to at the Education Commission, that the authorities had retreated after the danger of overpricing got here to gentle. Internal paperwork of the FNDE, nonetheless, deny the model offered by him to the senators. The stress for a CPI to examine the current allegations in the MEC rose in tone after the hearings in the Senate.

As Estadão confirmed on Thursday, the authorities launched an operation to strive to stop the minimal quantity of signatures for the institution of the CPI. The Chief of Staff, Ciro Nogueira, sought out senators to cease the assortment of pro-CPI signatures. Ciro Nogueira, who’s a licensed senator and as we speak has the energy to launch price range sources to parliamentarians, is instantly linked to distribution.

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The president of the Education Commission in the Senate, Marcelo Castro (MDB-PI), who carried out classes by which three mayors confirmed that that they had acquired a bribe to have entry to MEC sources, was amongst those that defended the investigation of the case. He modified his speech, and now, even in the face of the reviews, he says he will “analyze the chance” solely after listening to the new Minister of Education.

Senator Alvaro Dias (Podes-PR), who often helps investigations, additionally didn’t need to be part of the motion. In a related line to that offered by Guimarães this Saturday, he claimed that he doesn’t need to give the opposition an electoral platform. Senator Carlos Viana (PL-MG), nominated to assume the management of the authorities in the Senate, adopted the identical line. “I don’t imagine that we will prosper with signatures and even that we will set up a CPI in an election 12 months.”


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