“The PSL Is Liberal, Not Nationalist,” Says Joice Hasselmann, New Party Leader

Earlier, President Jair Bolsonaro had told supporters, outside the Alvorada Palace, that the party he "left behind" is "teeming with backstabbers".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In her first interview as the new PSL leader in the Chamber, Deputy Joice Hasselmann (SP) said that the party, through which President Jair Bolsonaro was elected, will be independent when it comes to the issues "that could jeopardize Brazil".

"Some of our deputies suffered attrition by voting for government policies that were not well regarded by the population, so now we have independence in relation to such policies," she said. "It is liberal and not nationalist. This is the message that we are going to convey as of today," he said.

Chamber President Rodrigo Maia . . .

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