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Opinion: how Lira’s probable reelection as House Speaker will affect Brazil’s Lula da Silva’s government

By Rodolfo Costa

(Opinion) House Speaker Arthur Lira (PP) is widely favored to be reelected to the command of the House in the election scheduled for next Wednesday (Feb. 1).

Today he is more potent than when he took office two years ago. Allies say that Lira can win the dispute with up to 90% of the votes of the 513 deputies.

And this strength, if confirmed, should have effects: the Chamber may be even more independent of the government than it was under Jair Bolsonaro (PL, right).

And Lira will have the power to decisively influence the administration of . . .

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