Analysis: Presidential silence endorses action by Bolsonarist groups

The strategy to hold his ideological wing together was rigorously pursued.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While working on good relation agreements with leaders of the Judiciary and Congress, President Jair Bolsonaro remains silent about the actions of extremists from his political base.

Last week, he kept his distance from Daniel Silveira, a PSL deputy from Rio de Janeiro who who attacked Federal Supreme Court (STF) justices, and failed to halt the anti-democratic behavior of his loyal supporters.

The strategy to hold his ideological wing together was rigorously pursued. Bolsonaro's silence was not matched on social networks and in Congress by his "army", over which he has full influence.

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