Government acts to block MEC CPI, target of corruption allegations

Until yesterday, 26 senators had already signed the request for the creation of the CPI of the MEC. 27 signatures are required

The authorities started a motion to strive to forestall the institution of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) to examine corruption within the Ministry of Education (MEC). Until yesterday, 26 senators had already signed the request for the creation of the CPI of the MEC. 27 signatures are required. The important target of the fee is the efficiency of the parallel cupboard operated within the ministry by pastors linked to former minister Milton Ribeiro and the try to purchase buses at an inflated value, instances revealed by Estadão.

President of the Education Commission within the Senate, Marcelo Castro (MDB-PI), who carried out classes wherein three mayors confirmed that that they had acquired a bribe to have entry to MEC assets, was amongst those that defended the investigation of the case. He modified his speech, and now, even within the face of the stories, he says he’ll “analyze the chance” solely after listening to the brand new Minister of Education. His signature might make the fee viable.

Senator Alvaro Dias (Podes-PR), who normally helps investigations, additionally didn’t need to be a part of the motion. 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 federal government within the Senate, adopted the identical line. “I do not consider that we’ll prosper with the signatures and even that we’ll set up a CPI in an election 12 months”. Author of the request for opening the CPI of the MEC, Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) acknowledged that the details are “very severe” and should be shortly investigated.

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On the evening of this Thursday, seventh, President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed as soon as once more annoyance with the scandal of the bidding with a sign of overprice for the acquisition of faculty buses. On National Journalists’ Day, he criticized the work of the press. “Investigative no popcorn, boy. Bunch of shameless journalists. They don’t examine something, ”he declared in a dwell broadcast on his social networks.

Bolsonaro repeated the speech that it was the federal government, and never the press, who found the irregularities within the bidding, which is unfaithful. Even within the face of warnings from management our bodies, the federal government maintained the public sale with excessive prices and solely lowered it on the 4th, after the disclosure of the case by Estadão. “Let the bidding occur, man,” he stated, referring to the bus public sale.

The Chief of Staff, Ciro Nogueira, sought out senators to cease the gathering of pro-CPI signatures. Ciro, who’s a licensed senator and immediately has the ability to launch funds assets to parliamentarians, is immediately linked to the distribution of MEC funds. The National Education Development Fund (FNDE) is chaired by Marcelo Ponte, Ciro’s former advisor.

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The CPI proposal includes the investigation of the case of bribery in gold and disguised by means of the acquisition of bibles sponsored by pastors Gilmar Santos and Arilton Moura. The fee was additionally proposed to examine the bidding course of for the acquisition of 3,850 faculty buses. As revealed by Estadão, the bid was ready with a sign of overprice of greater than R$ 700 million. The bidding is blocked by the Federal Audit Court (TCU).


Yesterday, the president of the FNDE testified on the Education Commission. Marcelo Ponte claimed that the federal government had already been alerted by management our bodies and adjusted the worth of buses earlier than the news was launched by Estadão. Internal paperwork of the FNDE, nevertheless, deny the model introduced by him.

The info is from the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.

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