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

Changes include the Ministry of Justice, which goes to PF detective Anderson Torres, linked to Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, and the Government Secretariat, which was filled by federal deputy Flávia Arruda (PL-DF).

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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