Minister suspended rule prohibiting political appointment for state-owned companies this Thursday, 16
the senator Rogerio Marinho (PL-RN) criticized the minister’s decision Ricardo Lewandowskido Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), which suspended a norm that prohibits political indication for state-owned companies. The decision was taken this Thursday, the 16th. State Law it did not allow appointments of directors and directors who hold public office or who have worked in election campaigns for the direction of state-owned companies. With the suspension, members of the federal, state and municipal governments may be appointed to work in public companies. The standard was approved in 2016, during the government of Michel Temer (MDB). Opposition leader in the Senate, Marinho sees the minister’s decision as a “blow to meritocracy”. “Judicial decision is fulfilled, but it is regrettable that a minister of the STF can suspend a law approved by Congress. It is a blow to meritocracy”, said the senator on Twitter.
According to Marinho, the State-owned Law brought positive results for public companies. “With the State-owned Law, companies went from a loss of BRL 32 billion in 2015, after the PT disaster, to a profit of BRL 188 billion in 2021,” he said. In the view of the Supreme Court minister, the rule has distortions. The magistrate is the rapporteur of a PCdoB action, where the acronym questions the reason for the restrictions imposed on political indications. “In spite of the laudable intentions of the legislator, I repeat, whose scope was to avoid the supposed political rigging of state-owned companies, as well as to immunize them against spurious influences, in fact, they ended up establishing unreasonable and disproportionate discrimination – therefore unconstitutional – against those who legitimately act in the governmental or party sphere”, said the rapporteur.