In an interview with Prime Time Zone, Fausto Pinato (PP-SP) criticizes Ernesto Araújo’s management and states that the chancellor is concerned with ‘imploding the bridges’ of the Brazilian government with the international community
If it depends on the National Congress, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo, the days are numbered in the president’s government Jair Bolsonaro. The diagnosis of the main leaders of the Legislative is clear: the head of the Itamaraty made the dialogue with several countries unfeasible and is, today, an obstacle in the effort to search Brazil for supplies and vaccines against Covid-19. “Either the ideological wing comes out or the war is declared,” said the deputy Fausto Pinato (PP-SP), an ally of the president of Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), interview me at Young pan.
“The ideological wing has interfered and has been interfering in Brazil’s foreign policy and in the fight against Covid-19. The Federal Supreme Court, the Senate and the Chamber declared war on the ideological wing. Bolsonaro will face a difficult choice: either the ideological wing or who supports his government. The excuse of the President of the Republic was that he had no support. Today everything he sends to Congress is approved, but we will not accept walking with these ideological follies. It seems that the message regarding the arrest of that deputy [Daniel Silveira] it was not enough ”, said Pinato.
On the night of this Wednesday, 24, Lira raised the tone against the Bolsonaro government and spoke of “fatal remedies” against errors in facing the pandemic. “The political remedies in parliament are known and are all bitter. Some fatalities are often applied when the spiral of errors becomes a geometrically uncontrollable scale ”, he said, citing that it is not, however, the intention of the presidency of the Chamber. “We prefer that the current anomalies heal themselves.” This Thursday afternoon, at a press conference, Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco openly criticized Ernesto Araújo’s administration at the helm of the Foreign Ministry. “Far beyond personification, what has to be changed is foreign policy. International relations need to be more present, in an environment of greater diplomacy. It is something that is evident to everyone, not only in Congress, but to all Brazilians who see the need for Brazil to have a better external representation than it has today, ”he said.
In the opinion of Fausto Pinato, although the so-called “ideological wing” is one of the pillars of the base of support for President Jair Bolsonaro, the Planalto Palace will have to consider, in its political calculation, that Centrão’s parties are responsible for sustaining the government. “The ideological wing has no vote to support the government, they have no vote to hold the government. It is public and notorious that we, at Centrão, are better evaluated than the left and this bolsonarist madness. We will act with the voice of the people, the voice of the majority, and not with the voice of the small portion of the population that does not add anything other than likes on social networks. Either the ideological wing comes out or the war is declared. Bolsonaro cannot insist on continuing to let Flávio nominate ministers here, with the kids wanting to make Brazil the bottom of their home in Rio, ”he says. Asked about Ernesto Araújo’s administration at the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pinato is adamant: “Brazil is indefensible internationally. Whoever should build bridges with the United States, China, Russia, India and countries in Europe, is concerned with imploding them ”.