Why Omar Aziz has the support of the majority of senators to preside over the CPI of Covid-19 – Prime Time Zone


Well regarded by the opposition and the Plateau, senator was governor of Amazonas, a state that will be the focus of the commission due to the collapse of the health system at the beginning of the year.

Pedro França / Senate AgencyElection for the presidency of the Covid-19 CPI will take place in the first session

In the morning of this Friday, 16, the senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP) affirmed to the Young pan that parliamentarians reached an agreement on the choice of names for the summit of CPI to Covid-19. The presidency should keep Omar Aziz | (PSD-AM), and the rapporteur, with Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL), leader of the Majority in the Senate. The commitment needs to be confirmed in the first session of the commission, which should take place on Thursday, 22, or on Tuesday, 27, as announced by the President of the House, Rodrigo Pacheco. In the meantime, Aziz has been moving in search of support, having even called colleagues in search of votes.

According to reports made to Young pan, Omar Aziz has the support of the majority of senators, above all, for being a parliamentarian from Amazonas, where, at the beginning of the year, the capital, Manaus, experienced a collapse of the health system. For this reason, the State must be one of the main focuses of the CPI. The members of the commission also bet that the Amazonian senator will not allow a “white plate investigation” – between 2010 and 2014, Aziz was governor of the state. Despite the independent profile, the probable nomination of the senator for the presidency of the collegiate is welcomed by the Planalto Palace. Although critical of Bolsonaro’s management in the pandemic, the congressman has already aligned himself with the government on other occasions, was rapporteur for the nomination of Jorge Oliveira, former minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, to the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), and he also defended the postponement of the works.