Brazil’s opposition presses on Jair Bolzano with “super demand for indictment” for managing the epidemic

File photo: Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro holds up his mask (Photo: REUTERS / Adriano Machado)

The Brazilian opposition recorded this Wednesday in the Chamber of Deputies a “Super demand for indictment” against President Jair Bolsanaro, His government was besieged by suspicions of corruption in the purchase of anticoagulant vaccines.

The document, signed by dozens of left-wing parties, trade unions and social organizations, was signed by some former Bolsanaro allies. One hundred indictment claims Already delivered to the camera More than 20 charges, such as acting with “negligence” in the face of an epidemic that has already killed more than 500,000 people in the country.

The president continued to oppose social isolation measures, encouraging the crowd not to use masks, The effectiveness of vaccines and stimulant drugs has been questioned without proven effective against the disease.

Management seeks Arthur Lira, chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, is pushing for some accusations to pile up in his drawers.

The audience considers it impossible Lira, Bolsanaro’s partner, Make up your mind to take that action.

If that happens, they doubt whether the request will be accepted, because despite the fall in popularity, it will require the support of two-thirds of the delegates and Bolzano. It has the support of a pluralist coalition of conservative parties.

But still The initiative joins the growing community mobilization and work of the Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CBI), which was set up by the Senate two months ago. It also investigated the government’s potential shortcomings in managing the epidemic and raised suspicions of corruption in past sessions and the purchase of vaccines.

On Monday, three senators filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court to investigate whether Bolzano committed a crime.LocalizationBy not reporting one of those suspicions, he would have known.

Hosted by the Opposition Mass protests It was scheduled to take place nationwide on May 29 and June 19 and next Saturday, July 23.

Among the signatories “Super claim for charge“Add the former president’s Labor Party (BJP) Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, As well as workers ‘and students’ unions, law firms and anti-racism groups.

“Street” factor

Protest against Bolzanaro in Brasilia on May 29, 2021 (Photo: REUTERS / Ueslei Marcelino)
Protest against Bolzano in Brasilia on May 29, 2021 (Photo: REUTERS / Ueslei Marcelino)

“We look at this indictment with great skepticism. We do not see strong or enough political forces in the chamber to break Bolsanaro’s armor, ”he told the agency. AFP Political analyst Griomer de Zosa, from Dharma Advisory.

But still “We notice the emergence of riots or new complaints”, Added.

“A charge depends a lot on the street. We are organizing a third parade this week. I think with this corruption complaint, the streets will increase the pressure, ”he said AFP In order to mobilize the opposition sectors, PD deputy Palo Dixira.

(Written by Jordi Miro – AFP)

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