According to him, the process had been discussed with Minister Paulo Guedes since December 2020; economist will be replaced by the Secretary of the National Treasury, Bruno Funchal
The special secretary of Finance, Waldery Rodrigues, denied this Monday, 3, the resignation of the position. According to him, the change is part of a reallocation of the Ministry of Economy. Rodrigues’ justification is that the process was being discussed with the minister Paulo Guedes since the end of 2020. The economist claimed personal issues, but revealed the possibility of remaining in the government as a special advisor. At a hearing in the Federal Senate, the secretary said he was the victim of a malicious “leak”. “What is actually happening is a relocation of the team, that’s exactly what it is. It is a great honor to receive this invitation, I am talking to Minister Paulo, my personal issue has been revealed since December. These loud news started Tuesday morning, calmed down Tuesday night, but I continued with the normal schedule. I was surprised when a leak, possibly poorly addressed: ‘Minister Paulo Guedes dismisses Special Secretary of Finance, Waldery Rodrigues Júnior’. In fact, it was not a dismissal, there is no such thing. ”
Waldery Rodrigues’ presence on the Covid-19 Special Commission was his last public appointment in office. On that occasion, the secretary defended the vaccination as a way to reactivate Brazil’s economy. “And taking care of the economy, taking care of health is also taking care of the economy. So these are priorities set by the government, always with attention to responsible management ”, he said. Waldery Rodrigues lost strength after the controversy surrounding the federal government and the National Congress in the management of Budget 2021. The economist will be replaced by the secretary of the National Treasury, Bruno Funchal.
* With information from reporter Fernando Martins