Opinion: Bolsonaro’s means to fight Petrobras’ fuel price policy seem limited

If Jair Bolsonaro or Lula da Silva (if he wins) wants to change this pricing policy, the solution is to pass a law in Congress that forces Petrobras to adopt new rules. The justification would be article 173 of the Constitution, which deals with the social function of economic activities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The Lava Jato led Brazil to adopt some rules that today prove themselves inappropriate.

The law of state-owned companies, for example, prohibited the president of the Republic from appointing anyone from the government to the boards of Petrobras, Eletrobras, and other companies. That was the rule for decades. It is now forbidden.

The Minister of Mines and Energy can no longer be a board member of the . . .

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