Potent Congressional Bloc ‘Centrão’ Gets Patronage Positions, Aligns with Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro has begun offering plum patronage positions to the bloc's parties in exchange for support in Congress;

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Under pressure from allies and after suffering repeated political defeats, President Jair Bolsonaro, on Wednesday, May 6th, began to distribute patronage positions to the Centrão (center and center-right coalition) parties in exchange for votes in Congress, reviving the old "Give-and-take" practice.

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