President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) has begun assessing the chances that the Senate will approve his son Eduardo Bolsonaro as ambassador to the United States. According to advisers, he is determined to make the nomination official, but he fears rejection.
A first scoreboard outlined by the Planalto indicates eight out of the 17 members of the Foreign Relations Commission would vote for him—a tight margin. If his nomination is vetoed, however, the scenario can be reversed with a simple majority in the plenary.
Senate dissatisfaction is beginning to become public. For the president of the CCJ in the House,
Simone Tebet (MDB-MS), the nomination "was perhaps the biggest mistake" of Bolsonaro. However, the president returned yesterday to defend the idea. "If you are being criticized so much, then it is a sign that you are the right person."
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon