“If Congress Prevents Reforms, I Must Leave”, Says Economy Minister Guedes

The Minister said he will only leave office "at gunpoint", but he would need to leave if the reform agenda is blocked.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes said on Thursday, July 16th, that he intends to remain in office until the end of the government, but if Congress hinders the intended reforms, he would leave the post.

"I only would leave at gunpoint; forcibly removed," he said. "As long as there is this [reformist] agenda being pursued, I will be here. If President Jair Bolsonaro gives up the agenda, if Congress bars the agenda, I will have nothing to do; I will have to go home," he said at Expert XP, an online event hosted by XP . . .

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