Pacheco discusses the PEC on Fuels in the Senate, the arrest of former Minister of Education Milton Ribeiro reflects poorly on Bolsonaro, and two more presidential polls will be published today

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 23 Jun 2022 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

The PEC on Fuels provides for reimbursements from the federal government to states that reduce their Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS) rate below 17%. According to the PEC, the total amount of reimbursements is up to R$ 29.6 billion. The arrest of former Minister of Education Milton Ribeiro weakens Bolsonaro's image, along with that of his political allies. The announcement has come at a bad time, when opinion polls show a slight increase in the distance between Lula and Bolsonaro. Today, two more polls on the election will be published, one from Datafolha and another from Exam/Idea. Neither of them, however, will reveal the impact of the arrest of the former minister.

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