Lula revokes several measures taken by previous Bolsonaro government

Lula revokes several measures taken by previous Bolsonaro government

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, revoked more than a dozen decrees signed during the administration of his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, in one of his first acts after taking possession of the Brazilian presidency.


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The decrees suspend policies of flexibility in arms acquisitions and the immediate withdrawal of the privatization program of the Petrobras oil company and the logistics company Correios, as well as the Brazilian Communications Company (EBC), the public media network.

Lula has stated, on the one hand, that the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) must review within 30 days the secrecy imposed on public administration documents and information for 100 years, a decision by the previous executive branch.

Also, as reported in a statement by Lula’s press team, the Amazon Fund was re-established, an international donation box commanded by Norway and Germany, which had been despised by the Bolsonaro government for the productive development of Amazon communities.

The Brazilian head of state has signed various interim measures, one of which guarantees the payment of 600 Brazilian reais (106 euros) to families participating in the current “Auxilio Brasil” program, which will henceforth be renamed Bolsa Família; the second extends the fuel tax exemption; and the third restructures the government by increasing the number of ministries.

In addition, Lula has asked his ministers to come up with proposals to exclude public companies such as the Petrobras oil company or the Correios postal service from the privatization project.