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Former Brazilian VP Mourão on Lula’s government: ‘They want to treat the military as second class’

Former VP and now Senator Hamilton Mourão (Republicans) said that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's government wants to treat the military as "second-class citizens.

The senator's speech is a response to the PT party's project to bar active military personnel from political positions.

"The legislation is obvious: if the military is going to run for elective office, he will have to join a political party and take a leave of absence," said Mourão in an interview published in the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper on Sunday, 19th.

"Ah, an active military cannot hold . . .

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