From cabinet ministers to Luciano Hang to “son 06”: Who does Brazil’s Bolsonaro want in the Senate?

Realizing a lack of support in the upper house of Congress, the President seeks to elect more allied senators to help him in a potential second term.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Faced with the defeats and obstacles President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has piled up in the Federal Senate since the beginning of his term, the head of the federal government has invested in names that could be elected in 2022 and turn the tide in the House during a potential second term.

The goal is to boost the bench of senators supporting the government and secure a stronger base of votes in the upper house of Congress.

In 2018, Bolsonaro elected many allied federal deputies, but few senators, and some of them eventually jumped ship. This was . . .

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