New President of Brazil’s PTB Party Is No Politician

Deputy Roberto Jefferson’s decision to resign the presidency of the Brazilian Labor Party (PTB) came as a surprise to the members of the party’s National Executive, which met, Thursday June 17, in BrasÀ­lia.

Flávio Martinez, the successor indicated by Jefferson, said that the Deputy did not inform him of his decision to relinquish the command of the party.


He commented: “I am surprised at the selection. I never expected it.”


Martinez affirmed that Jefferson’s decision was a personal one, not a party strategy for the Deputy to deal with accusations of having participated in an alleged Post Office corruption scheme.


The new president of the PTB said that his personal style is different from Jefferson’s.


Martinez does not hold any political office. He is the brother of former party president, José Carlos Martinez, killed in a plane accident in 2003.


Martinez is an entrepreneur and owner of the CNT television network. He will occupy the post temporarily until December, when the party will choose a new president at its national convention.


ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian Economist Describes “Global Disorder” Created by Economic Crisis

Talking during a magisterial conference before the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America ...

2.3%: In 2005 Brazil Grew at Half the Rate of 2004

Gross domestic product in Latin America’s largest economy grew by 2.3 percent in 2005 ...

Brazil Supreme Greenlights Stem Cell Research

The Brazilian Supreme Federal Court voted by a narrow margin to uphold legislation allowing ...

Agriculture Exports Grow 13% in Brazil and Reaches Record US$ 49 Billion

Brazilian agribusiness exports hit a new record high, amounting to US$ 49.422 billion in ...

Fearing Inflation, Brazil Raises Interest Rates to 17.75%

Inflation Brazilian markets ended modestly higher, helped by some modest gains on Wall Street. ...

Anemia Afflicts Half of All Brazilian Children

Brazil’s Pastoral Commission for Children estimates that around 50% of poor Brazilian children suffer from ...

Brazil on the Verge of Becoming World’s Largest Food Supplier

The Brazilian food industry is doing well. As well as the country currently being ...

LETTERS

For all its self-congratulatory slaps on the back, the Brazilian marketeering establishment is not ...

Brazil Offers Loans to Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases

A new loans and grants scheme in Brazil will fund company initiatives that help ...

Brazil and Latin America, a US$ 74 Billion Regional Trade Power

Trade among the Latinamerican Integration Association (ALADI) members, which include Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and ...