Bolsonaro's Political Nominations Show Wear and Tear of Government

Bolsonaro must negotiate with the Senate to hold meetings


The political wear and tear experienced by Jair Bolsonaro has forced the president to negotiate with the Senate to unlock hearings for nominees to regulatory agencies, to judiciary and prosecution control bodies and to posts abroad. The choices expose the federal government's apparatus.

The nominations will meet resistance from the opposition. Behind the scenes, senators claim that the nominations made by Bolsonaro with his support base in the two Houses made the nominees' hearings a pro forma process, and the Senate an "employment reserve agency."

BRASILIA, DF, BRASIL, 22-07-2021: President Jair Bolsonaro (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

Among the nominees at the time, some already approved in the meeting, there are military personnel, judges involved with people investigated by the Federal Police, lawyers with no experience in the area in which they will work and even civil servants linked to central politicians cited in irregularities in the purchase of vaccines against Covid.

In the agencies, once approved in Congress, the nominee has a mandate and cannot be removed.

There are pending issues for several of them, such as Anatel, ANS, Anvisa and ANP.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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