President Lula sanctioned the 2023 Federal Budget, he will hold an event today to discuss the minimum wage policy, and he will meet with the leaders of the three branches of government to ease tensions after the January 8 attacks

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 18 Jan 2023 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

President Lula vetoed a total of R$ 4.2 billion, most of which would go to the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development. President Lula will hold an event at 11 a.m. at the Planalto Palace today at which an interministerial ordinance will be signed for the creation of a working group to prepare a bill on the minimum wage policy. Lula is also expected to meet with the leaders of the three branches today. The meeting is being organized by his closest ministers, including Chief of Staff Rui Costa. The need to ease the tension is clear.

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