Tension Between Brazil’s Bolsonaro and the Country’s Northeast Continues

During the last year’s presidential elections, Bolsonaro only received 30.3 percent of the votes from the Northeast, leading some to believe this is retaliation.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Tension between the government of president Jair Bolsonaro and the governors of nine Northeastern Brazilian states continues high. In the past few weeks, President Bolsonaro has demeaned people from those states and his administration has withheld investments from the region in retaliation for not voting for him during the 2018 elections.

“He seems to have some resentment of the region for not voting overwhelmingly on him (in the elections); a resentment he has not gotten over,” Marco Antonio Carvalho Teixeira, political scientist and professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) tells The Rio Times.

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