Urged by a senator to push for oil exploration in the region, Jean Paul Prates, the CEO of Brazil’s state-run oil giant, said the process is still in its early stages. Should the license be approved, he argued, it could take eight years for production to begin.
President Lula’s choice to take Justice Lewandowski’s place, future Justice Zanin was approved by Congress after a nearly eight-hour–long confirmation hearing.
The bill proposed by former representative Rosa Neide sets at two years the minimum validity of the seal, which can be continuously renewed for the same period.
So far, two candidates are officially competing for the position: the current head, Pacheco, supported by President Lula, and Marinho, from Bolsonaro's party.
President Lula’s decree was approved in both houses of Congress, but received eight dissenting votes from pro-Bolsonaro senators, including the son of the ex-president.