Military presence in the government favors Bolsonaro in polls, survey shows

The crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic prompted the president to increase the military's range of influence.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With his popularity wavering, Jair Bolsonaro has increased the number of military officers in his government. The presence of Armed Forces representatives in the Executive Branch had never been this great since the restoration of democracy in Brazil.

An unprecedented survey conducted by the Paraná Research Institute shows that the result of the partnership between the president and the military is reflected in votes.

For 40.3% of respondents, the presence of members of the Army, Air Force and Navy in the public administration positively influences the polls, while 34.7% pointed to this as a . . .

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