Minister of Education´s inauguration postponed

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 29 Jun 2020 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

The Ministry of Education continues to cause problems for President Jair Bolsonaro. Carlos Alberto Decotelli, appointed to the position last week, had his inauguration ceremony – scheduled for tomorrow, June 30 – postponed after revelations of inconsistencies in his resume. At the Planalto Palace, there are those who are arguing for the choice of a new name for the job.

If new inconsistencies are found, the likelihood is that he will not take office. If that happens, there may be a new contest between the military and ideological wings for the Ministry of Education. Decotelli´s appointment, which is linked to the Navy, was a victory for the military wing.

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