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Lula explains why Henrique Meirelles will not be a minister: “Velhinho”

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Victim of ageism? Lula would have passed over Meirelles at the farm due to his advanced age (Image: REUTERS/ Nacho Doce)

President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, finally revealed the reason for discarding Henrique Meirelles at the Ministry of Financewhich will be recreated in the new government: “As an old man in the government, I am enough”, he would have said to PT members this week, according to the Radar column of Veja magazine.

At 77 years old, Meirelles is the same age as Lula and was the dream name of the market to command the economy, in the government he takes over on January 1st.

Lula, Meirelles, Haddad and Faria Lima

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former president of central bankduring Lula’s previous visit to the Planalto Palace, and former Finance Minister Michel Temerwhen you created the spending ceilingMeirelles publicly supported the PT during the second round of this year’s presidential election.

Since then, he was one of the most cited names in the Faria Lima betting exchange to compose Lula’s ministry. The vacancy, however, seems to already have an owner: the former mayor of São Paulo Fernando Haddad🇧🇷

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Defeated candidate in the dispute for the government of São Paulo in the October elections, Haddad increased his clout with Lula, by showing himself loyal to the boss and emphatically defending him during the campaign. The president-elect also believes that Haddad was instrumental in his victory, by preventing Bolsonarism from gaining even more strength in the largest electoral college in the country.

Haddad’s announcement at the Treasury, however, would await the outcome of two events: Lula’s diplomation by the Electoral Justice, scheduled for the 12th, and the definition of a more palatable name for the market, which occupies the Planning Ministry and serve as a counterpoint to Haddad at the Farm.

Source: Moneytimes

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