Brazil's Cavalcanti against central bank autonomy

Severino Cavalcanti, the new president of Brazil's lower house, has said he opposes a plan make the central bank autonomous from the government.

The comments by Cavalcanti, a three-term lower house deputy from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, suggest he won't press for fast passage of his bills local press said, though he may support much of Lula's agenda, said political analyst Carlos Lopes. The house president sets priorities, determining whether and when bills come to a vote.

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