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Forces align ahead of crucial Speaker vote in February

Today, the first moves in the race for House Speaker. Interest rates remain low, but not for long. And Brazilian industry shows a pulse.

The Speaker race begins

Congressman Arthur Lira, from the northeastern state of Alagoas, has formally launched his bid for the House Speaker position — to be decided on February 1, 2021. As the main leader of the so-called “Big Center,” an amalgam of rent-seeking conservative parties with influence in Congress and proximity to President Jair Bolsonaro, Mr. Lira automatically becomes one of the front-runners and will likely face off against a contender handpicked by the current...

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