Bolsonaro seeks forces in Congress to lift electoral option

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The president of Brazil, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, announced this Wednesday that he is preparing a new and small ministerial reform, a movement that seeks to strengthen the government's relationship with Congress, EFE said Wednesday.

In an interview with Jovem Pam radio today, the head of state stated that the new ministers were chosen with "technical criteria", but did not offer specific details about the possible changes.

The reform, he added, must be announced until next Monday and according to press versions it would affect the ministries of the Civil House (Presidency) and the General Secretariat.

"It is so that we can continue to administer Brazil," said Bolsonaro.

The change of portfolios occurs at a time when the Government is politically weakened and needs to reinforce the support of the so-called “centrón”, a diverse group of more moderate pragmatic right and center-right formations, with broad control of Parliament and that Bolsonarismo intends to use as a platform for the 2022 presidential elections.

The support of the "centrón" is also crucial to avoid an eventual impeachment with a view to the removal of the president, amid dozens of requests presented in Congress by the opposition.

The Army reserve captain has already carried out two ministerial reforms this year, the last one in March, when he announced the change of six ministers, including the Foreign Ministry, and the "replacement" of the heads of the three Armed Forces , which are one of the pillars of its management.



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