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Bolsonaro changes six ministries to accommodate Centrão and try to get off the ropes

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro carried out a cabinet reform that changes almost a quarter of his 22 ministries, including the strategic Defense portfolio in a government that wants to exhibit symbiosis with the Armed Forces.

Under pressure from the coronavirus crisis, which has transformed Brazil into a worldwide epicenter of deaths and threatens to compromise economic recovery, the presidential cabinet has changed six ministers to avoid the opening of a parliamentary commission of inquiry and bar any attempt to begin impeachment proceedings. With this change of chairs, Bolsonaro seeks to meet the demands of his parliamentary base . . .

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