Brazil Tries to End Nepotism by Decree

The President of the Brazilian Bar Association, Roberto Busato, handed to the President of the Chamber of Representatives, Aldo Rebelo, this Monday, February 13, a petition calling for the end of nepotism.

The document containing over 5,000 signatures requests the Chamber to vote the Proposal for Constitutional Amendment (PEC) that forbids nepotism (favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives) in all levels of the three branches of the Republic.

According to Busato, Aldo Rebelo showed interest for the subject and committed to vote the proposal as immediately as possible.

The PEC that eliminates nepotism has already been approved by the Chamber’s Commission of Constitution and Justice and by the Special Commission of Merit. It will now be voted on in the plenary, and then, go to the Senate.

PT’s Anniversary

In a speech at the party commemorating the 26th aniversary of the PT, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva declared that "The party is going through its most important moment, its most important anniversary…. It took us a long time to get where we are but it was worth it."

Lula called on the members of his party to be "politically mature, use good sense and be ready for a fight."

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