State finance secretaries meet to discuss whether the freeze on the ICMS tax on fuels should be extended, Paulo Guedes remains against granting salary raises to public servants, and a new poll on the election is expected today

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 13 Jan 2022 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

The meeting of the National Committee of Secretaries of Finance (Comsefaz) is scheduled for 3 p.m. The freeze was instituted in October last year amid a scenario of successive increases in fuel prices and is valid until January 31. The Minister of the Economy, Paulo Guedes, should meet with the president of the National Union of Tax Auditors of the Federal Revenue Service (Sindifisco), Isac Moreno, to discuss salary raises. A strike was called for next Tuesday, January 18. The poll published yesterday showed that the polarization between Lula and Bolsonaro continues, and Sérgio Moro only has single-digit voting intentions. A new poll is expected today from Exame with Instituto Ideia.

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