September 27, 2022

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The Minister will request a visa and TCU may make Eletrobras privatization not possible in 2022

A vote on the approval process for the state-owned company’s concession to the private sector is scheduled for Wednesday, 20 March

Wilton Jr. content / EstadaoEletrobras privatization process may be affected by decision of TCU Minister

minister Courts Union accounts (TCU), Vital do Rego, will ask for a view – that is, more time for analysis – of the process in favor of the privatization of Eletrobras. The trial is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, the 20th of this month, and the information was confirmed to pan youth By the press office of the court. As a result, the privatization of the company may not occur this year. According to the agency spokeswoman, the minister “understands this, as a vote.” [do relator do caso, ministro Aroldo Cedraz] If it is not made available yet, there will not be enough time to gain a technical understanding of a topic of this complexity.”

Privatization of the SOE may become futile because, with the procedure, the companies and funds that could be involved in negotiating the acquisition of the SOE have business takeover restrictions near the election period. Judgment to grant a reduction in the company’s capital, which may fall from 60% to less than 45%, is the second part of the process that can seal the negotiation. Minister Vital do Rego seeks to analyze the pricing of power. In February, TCU concluded the first phase of the procedure and authorized the sale of 22 hydroelectric power plants – the amount paid by the federal government would be about R$25.3 billion.

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