President Jair Bolsonaro asked the Army commander, General Paulo Sérgio Nogueira de Oliveira, to give special treatment to his daughter, Laura Bolsonaro, 10. He wanted the child to be enrolled in the Military College of Brasília without going through the selection process to which boys and girls who compete for vacancies in the teaching unit are subjected.
The information gathered by Folha was confirmed by the Army Social Communication Center in the early evening of Tuesday (24).
According to the Army, the commander has not yet issued a decision on the request. The general is waiting for a recommendation from the Force's Department of Education and Culture. From then on, the question "will be taken to the commander's office."
The Federal Government's Special Secretariat for Social Communication, which advises the President of the Republic, did not respond to Folha by the publication of this article.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon