Brasilia, Mar 28.- The military is ready today to support the replacement of President Jair Bolsonaro by his vice, retired General Hamilton Mourão , journalist Afonso Benites of the publication El País-Brasil revealed.
The leadership of the Armed Forces has lit a warning signal in recent days in the face of President Jair Bolsonaro's reactions to the new coronavirus crisis, Benites warns in his article, also quoted by the portal Brasil 247.
Specifies that this week in a report, representatives of the Aeronautics, the Army and the Navy pointed out to the not so dear vice president, General Hamilton Mourão , that they could count on his support in the event that the occupant of the Palacio del Planalto (headquarters of the Executive Branch) will leave office through impeachment or resignation.
Military personnel have held subsequent meetings in Brasilia, including with Bolsonaro's allies and senior civilian members. This week, at least two meetings have taken place. They discussed hypothetical medium and long-term scenarios, says the journalist.
He says that the group is concerned about a possible sudden increase in registrations and deaths caused by the disease and that this is related to Bolsonaro's negative speech about the severity of Covid-19.
The Senate Agency reported that so far seven requests for dismissal have been filed in the Chamber of Deputies for the ex-military's actions regarding the demonstration of the political right on March 15 and the new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus.
Bolsonaro shook hands that Sunday and took selfies in the Planalto Palace with his supporters who mobilized to support the government and request the closure of the National Congress and the Supreme Federal Court (STF).
Although he tested negative for Covid-19, at that time he had to comply with quarantine until another test was carried out, recommended by the Ministry of Health.
In almost all demands for an impeachment, the president is accused of a crime of irresponsibility for promoting participation in protests that advocated dissolving Congress and the STF, as well as minimizing the risk of coronavirus for the population.
Brazil has registered 92 deaths and 3,417 confirmed cases of Covid-19 so far, according to the health ministry. ( Text and Photo: PL)