Waldery Rodrigues, who was Special Secretary of Finance and currently held the role of special advisor for Institutional Relations of the Ministry of Economy, was removed from office.
Ordinance published on Tuesday in the Official Gazette of the Union with the dismissal states that the act was by request. Waldery is a career Senate official.
He left the position of number 2 in the Ministry of Economy in April, when he was replaced by the then Secretary of the Treasury, Bruno Funchal, by decision of the minister Paulo Guedes, amid strain in negotiations around the Budget of the year with Congress.
His permanence in government had already been called into question in September of last year, when the president Jair Bolsonaro he said he would give a “red card” to anyone who proposed measures involving take “money from the poor to give to the poor “.
At the time, Waldery had publicly defended measures such as the deindexation of pensions from the minimum wage to finance a government social program that would replace the family allowance.