Bolsonaro Administration Suspends Eduardo Bolsonaro Nomination as Washington Ambassador

The deputy's disputes with parliamentarians made Senate approval unlikely

Talita Fernandes Ricardo Della Coletta Marina Dias
Brasília and Washington

Bolsonaro's administration has suspended its plans to nominate Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) as the Brazilian ambassador in Washington.

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

President Jair Bolsonaro announced his intention to nominate his son in July. But so far, there has not been a formal start in the Senate, which needs to approve the choice.

Initially, the government said it was waiting on an opportune moment to send the name of Eduardo. Planalto members argued that it was necessary to wait for the approval of the Social Security reform.

Now, Eduardo may become PSL leader in the House.

Behind the scenes, the president's son has been hotly contested and worn out by parliamentarians, including his own party, and is getting farther and farther from the number of votes needed to pass Senate approval.

Officially, the administration did not comment on the case, and Bolsonaro has not responded to questions related to Eduardo's appointment.

On Wednesday (16), the deputy himself acknowledged that the appointment to the post in the United States was in the background.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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