Brazil calls for united initiatives to demand Bolsonaro’s withdrawal
Saturday April 24, 2021
Brasilia, April 24 – At least nine opposition parties, social movements, lawyers, students and religious leaders in Brazil have decided to unite dozens of initiatives to call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, confirmed today the Workers’ Party (PT).
On the page of the PT of the Chamber of Deputies, it is specified that after a virtual meeting with 150 people it was decided to formalize a great request for exemption from the former captain of the army, described as irresponsible facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The proposal to unify the movement was decided on April 13 between the leaders of the Workers’ Parties, Brazilian Communists, Popular Unity, Socialism and Freedom, the Sustainability Network, the Greens, the Labor Democrats, the citizenship and Brazilian socialists, who have implemented a series of joint actions for unemployment.
Likewise, act in favor of mass vaccination against COVID-19 and resume emergency aid of 600 reais per month (106 dollars) for informal workers and families with limited resources.
The group of political organizations, all signatories of impeachment petitions (impeachment), is trying to build bridges to pressure the president of the lower house, Arthur Lira, to order the opening of the separation process of the former -military.
The meeting was an important step in strengthening the movement for the deposition of Bolsonaro, said MP José Guimarães, who indicated that a working group will be created which will meet next week to put into practice the decisions taken.
In this case, he referred to the formulation of a single request for dismissal, the realization of a manifesto and a national campaign on the reason for the dismissal.
The PT page reports that the novelty of the meeting was the presence, in addition to the leaders of the left, of former Bolognese and right-wing parliamentarians, such as Joice Hasselmann, Alexandre Frota and Kim Kataguiri.
The three lawmakers approved the unification of more than 100 impeachment demands to put pressure on the lower house at the start of Bolsonaro’s impeachment process.
Although there are political, ideological and partisan differences between the various promoters of the initiative, a coincidence of position prevails in the need to urgently remove Bolsonaro from the post of President of the Republic, assures the site.
The economic, health, hospital and social situation in Brazil is very serious, we are facing a genocidal and incompetent government, argued the head of the PT in the Chamber of Deputies, Elvino Bohn Gass.
It’s Bolsonaro or Brazil, he said. (Text and photo: PL)
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