Government Faces Impasse at Petrobras after Pires Gives Up The Presidency

New president needs to be introduced to the state-owned General Assembly on the 13th


The Bolsonaro government is facing an impasse to fill the presidency of Petrobras after businessman Adriano Pires resigned, which he says is irreconcilable with his activities as a consultant.

With the economist's decision, a race begins for a replacement name until the company's next General Shareholders' Meeting, on the 13th, when Planalto presents its list of representatives to the board.

FILE- Adriano Pires. (Foto: Pedro França/Agência Senado) - Agência Senado

Pires was appointed after President Jair Bolsonaro, who wanted to interfere with fuel prices, fired General Joaquim Silva e Luna from the command of Petrobras. The day before, Rodolfo Landim had abdicated from leading the company's board of directors.

Landim said he needed to focus on Flamengo, the team he presides over, by turning down the post in the country's largest state-owned company.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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