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Sun Jul 11, 2021, 04:49 PM

Top rightwing Brazil newspaper demands removal of Bolsonaro

Source: The Guardian

Top rightwing Brazil newspaper demands removal of Bolsonaro

Call comes as outrage over Covid and corruption drags president’s ratings to lowest ever level

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
Sun 11 Jul 2021 16.58 BST

One of Brazil’s leading conservative newspapers has demanded the removal of the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, as public outrage over his coronavirus response and corruption dragged the rightwing populist’s ratings to their lowest ever level.

“Jair Bolsonaro is no longer in a position to remain in the presidency,” O Estado de São Paulo declared on Sunday as polls showed that for the first time a majority of citizens backed impeachment and considered their leader incapable of governing.

Bolsonaro, a former paratrooper and an admirer of Donald Trump, took office in January 2019, using social media to portray himself as a corruption-busting anti-establishment maverick who had come to drain Brazil’s swamp. Critics have long questioned that image, pointing to incessant accusations of low-level corruption and mafia ties that have dogged Bolsonaro’s family.

The anger appears to have spread across Brazil’s electorate in recent weeks, largely thanks to an unfolding scandal over allegedly corrupt Covid vaccine deals and Bolsonaro’s handling of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak, which has killed more than 530,000 people.

“This is Jair Bolsonaro’s worst moment. He’s melting and the idea people have of him is melting,” said Eliane Cantanhêde, a political columnist for O Estado de S Paulo, who said a congressional inquiry had laid bare the president’s “crass and preposterous” pandemic response.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/11/top-brazil-newspaper-demands-removal-of-jair-bolsonaro

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Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:18 PM

1. It took them THIS long to get a majority for impeachment?

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Sun Jul 11, 2021, 05:43 PM

2. Kick

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