Overturning of Vetoes and Sliced Votes Expose Flaws in Bolsonaro's Articulation in Congress

Twelve vetoes were dropped in one day; government acted to postpone and avoid defeat in the analysis of others


President Jair Bolsonaro is encountering difficulties in negotiating an agreement with leaders of Congress. Congress overturned multiple vetoes this week. There was also the slicing and the postponement of votes to avoid defeat in the projects considered most relevant. Only on Monday (27), Congress overturned 12 vetoes of the president.

With this, projects were resumed such as allowing political parties to organize themselves in a federation for a minimum period of four years, which provides for government transfers to expand public schools' access to high-speed internet and the suspension of the proof of life of the National Social Security Institute.

Leaders downplayed the government's defeat on the grounds that the financial impact of the resumed texts is smaller than that of other vetoes that are yet to be appreciated.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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