Supreme Court: three votes against sale of Petrobras refineries

Three ministers have already voted against in the judgment of the Supreme Court (STF) on the sale of Petrobras refineries without congressional approval, which has been happening since last Friday (18). They were: the rapporteur of the case, Edson Fachin, and ministers Ricardo Lewandowski and Marco Aurélio Mello. Eight ministers still need to demonstrate through the virtual plenary, and the analysis goes until this Friday (25).

The trial was made at the request of the Senate Bureau, which argues that the sale would be part of a federal executive's strategy to privatise public institutions. The refineries in question are the Landulpho Alves Refinery (Rlam) and the Paraná Refinery (Repar).

Minister Edson Fachin, in presenting his vote, declared that it was not stated that the sale would not be possible or desirable, but that the action would depend on approval in Congress.


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