Campos Neto receives indicators from the elected authorities for a second time period in BC
Lula sent a representative to sound out the president of the autarchy; answer has not yet been given
An emissary from Lula sought out Roberto Campos Neto about ten days ago to sound him out. He wanted to know if he would accept a formal invitation from the president-elect, Lula, for a second term at the head of the Central Bank. Campos Neto replied that he felt honored, but that he was invited by minister Paulo Guedes, for whom he has great appreciation and consideration.
He said that he intended to talk to him about it, that he would evaluate it, and give an answer – which has not happened so far.
Lula’s advisers claim that he wants to choose Fernando Haddad to head the Treasury and that, in the other ministries, he wants names of undeniable sympathy from the market and the business community.
According to reports, the president-elect has “enormous admiration” for Campos Neto, a figure who has the necessary attributes for the coming years: credibility, traffic and dialogue with the financial market and political ability to deal with Congress.
When contacted, the BC president declined to comment.