Wednesday, January 19

Bolsonaro: what does the historic bloc resignation of the military leadership mean for the president of Brazil

  • Leandro Machado
  • BBC Brazil, Sao Paulo

Jair Bolsonaro

Image source, Getty Images


This Tuesday, the three top leaders of the Brazilian Armed Forces resigned from their positions.

The change of command of the Brazilian Armed Forces announced on Tuesday was an attempt by the generals to disassociate themselves from the institutions of Jair Bolsonaro’s government, but it will not change the support and participation of the military in the president’s administration.

This is the evaluation of political analysts and specialists in the Armed Forces consulted by BBC News Brazil.

The changes take place a day after the resignation of the Minister of Defense, Fernando Azevedo e Silva, replaced by General Walter Braga Netto, who until then was in charge of the Civil House, considered the most important minister of the executive branch.

This Tuesday, it was announced that Commanders Edson Pujol (Army), Ilques Barbosa Junior (Navy) and Antonio Carlos Bermúdez (Aeronautics) left the leadership of the institutions.

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