Eduardo Bolsonaro Becomes PSL Leader in Congress

Position was disputed in PSL party crisis; PSL congressional party leader resigns

Talita Fernandes Danielle Brant
Brasília

In a new development within the PSL party—President Jair Bolsonaro's party—Delegado Waldir (GO) resigned as the party’s congressional leader. Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (SP) has been selected as the new leader of the party in Congress. 

The General Secretary of the Board of Directors of Congress confirmed on Monday (21) the name of Eduardo as new leader of PSL in the House. According to the secretary, a PSL Bolsonaro wing managed to collect 32 signatures in support of Eduardo.

Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP). (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

Despite the confirmation, President Jair Bolsonaro's third son declined to proclaim himself as the new party leader in the House.

Eduardo also denied having an agreement between the president of the PSL, Luciano Bivar (PE) and the minister of the Secretary of Government, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, so that his name would not appear on the list as the party leader in the House.

The deputy said he still had no grudge against Bivar's group. “Here we are politicians. The politician doesn't do what he wants, the politician is the art of the possible. ” Eduardo also stated that he wants PSL to be the ruling party again.

Deputy Waldir's resignation from office was announced in a video recorded on Monday morning and released by his press office.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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