Since its first experience in the federal government, the PT faced difficulties in the elections for the position of mayor, the best known of which was the party’s defeat by Eduardo Cunha (MDB), who later opened the impeachment process of Dilma Rousseff. With an eye on the mistakes of the past, the president-elect Lula said that he will not interfere in the process of choosing the future commander of the House, guided the PT not to launch a candidate in the race and opened negotiations to support the reelection of deputy Arthur Lira (PP), exponent of Centrão and one of the main allies of Jair Bolsonaro🇧🇷
The PT’s priority is to negotiate an agreement that, by allowing Lira’s reappointment, guarantees the party the right to nominate the president of the Constitution and Justice Commission (CCJ), the most powerful in the House. “Part of the ruling parties already support Lira. We will forward to compose with him and claim the CCJ. The president needs an ally in the commission if he doesn’t run the risk of facing bomb tariffs”, says a member of the transition of government.
Traditionally, the command of commissions is defined by the criterion of proportionality. Biggest stands pick first. Because of this rule, the PT thinks it will be entitled to the second choice. Bolsonaristas, however, think differently. Behind the scenes, an operation led by the Chief Minister of the Civil House, Ciro Nogueira, is underway to form a bloc with right-wing and center parties in favor of the re-election of Arthur Lira. Without the presence, of course, of PT.
The objective is to push the PT to the eighth, ninth choice, which would leave the party without the CCJ and with a much less important commission. The trap is set.