Eduardo Bolsonaro

Eduardo Nantes Bolsonaro (born 10 July 1984)[1] is a Brazilian politician, lawyer and federal police officer. He is the third child of Jair Bolsonaro, the 38th President of Brazil.

Eduardo Bolsonaro
Eduardo Bolsonaro em abril de 2019 (cropped).jpg
Federal Deputy from São Paulo
Assumed office
1 February 2015
Chamber PSL Leader
In office
21 October 2019 – 4 March 2020
PresidentRodrigo Maia
Vice Leaders
Preceded byDelegado Waldir
Succeeded byJoice Hasselmann
Personal details
Born
Eduardo Nantes Bolsonaro

(1984-07-10) 10 July 1984 (age 35)
Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political partyPSL (2018–present)
Other political
affiliations
PSC (2013–2018)
PP (2005-2013)
PTB (2003-2005)
Spouse(s)
Heloísa Wolf (m. 2019)
ParentsJair Bolsonaro
Rogéria Nantes Braga
RelativesFlávio Bolsonaro (brother)
Carlos Bolsonaro (brother)
Alma materFederal University of Rio de Janeiro (LL.B.)
OccupationPolitician, lawyer, federal police officer
Websitewww.eduardobolsonarosp.com.br

CareerEdit

He has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2015, and is affiliated to the Social Liberal Party (PSL). In 2018, he was re-elected to a second term as Federal Deputy, being the most voted lawmaker in Brazil's history after he received 1.8 million votes.[2]

In February 2019, it was reported that Bolsonaro was joining The Movement. The European based organisation supports right-wing populism and was founded by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. He is the representative for the group in South America.[3][4]

In the Chamber of Deputies, Bolsonaro chairs the International Affairs and National Defense Commite.[5]

Bolsonaro was invited by his father to become ambassador to the United States.[6] The U.S. administration under Donald Trump formally endorsed Eduardo Bolsonaro's nomination.[7] In October 2019, after being confirmed as leader of the PSL in the Chamber of Deputies, Bolsonaro withdrew from his nomination and President Bolsonaro nominated the Chargé d'Affaires Nesttor Forster.[8][9]

On 31 October 2019, Bolsonaro threatened to introduce a "new AI-5" in response to accused left-wing radicalization.[10] AI-5 or Institutional Act Number Five was the fifth of seventeen major decrees issued by the military dictatorship of Brazil that gave them the power to override the government and constitution.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

His brothers are Flávio Bolsonaro, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro from 2003 to 2019 and currently member of the Federal Senate, and Carlos Bolsonaro, a member of the Rio de Janeiro City Council since 2001. He married the psychologist Heloísa Wolf on 25 May 2019, in Santa Tereza, Rio de Janeiro. The wedding was an intimate ceremony for 150 guests, including the father of the groom President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, and First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro, who is the stepmother of the groom. She was one of the bridesmaids at the wedding.

 
Eduardo Bolsonaro with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, 30 August 2019

Electoral resultsEdit

Year Candidacy (Party) Votes (#) Result
2014 Federal Deputy for São Paulo (PSC) 82,224 (#64) Elected[12]
2018 Federal Deputy for São Paulo (PSL)
2nd term in a row
1,843,735 (#1) Elected[13]

AwardsEdit

In 2015, Eduardo Bolsonaro ranked first in the category "Combating Corruption and Organized Crime" of the Focus Awards 2015. Bolsonaro had 16,769 votes, more than 10 thousand ahead of the second place.[14]

In 2017, Eduardo Bolsonaro ranked first in the category of "Best Deputy" of the Focus Awards 2017. He had 55,256 votes, almost three times ahead of the second place.[15]

CriticsEdit

New Ai-5Edit

In late October 2019, Eduardo said a "new AI-5" was a possibility in case of "left-wing radicalization" in Brazil. The speech took place in an interview with journalist Leda Nagle's YouTube channel after a question about the protests in Chile. Institutional Act No. 5 (AI-5) was edited in 1968, during the harshest period of the Brazilian military dictatorship and resulted in the dissolution of the National Congress and state legislative assemblies, in addition to suspending constitutional guarantees, allowing the rescission of political rights in a summary form and the end of habeas corpus. The period that followed AI-5 was marked by intensification of censorship and political repression, with torture and assassination of opponents of the regime.[16]

Eduardo's statement generated widespread negative reaction from left, center and right parties, in addition to the judiciary. The opposition said it will denounce Eduardo to the Parliamentary Ethics and Decoration Council. Mayor Rodrigo Maia said in an official statement that the declaration on AI-5 was "repugnant" and that the "repeated apology for the instruments of the dictatorship is punishable by the tools that hold the Brazilian democratic institutions"[16]

The Constitution guarantees Eduardo Bolsonaro not to be punished "for any of his opinions, words or votes", the so-called "parliamentary immunity" provided for in Article 53 of the Constitution. However, the Constitution itself also states in Article 55 that a parliamentarian may lose his or her mandate for "breach of decorum" if there is "abuse of the prerogatives (rights)" guaranteed to congressmen. Based on this, the opposition announced that it will ask for Eduardo's impeachment in the Council of Ethics and Parliamentary Decor.[16]

After the strong negative reaction and being reprimanded by President Jair Bolsonaro, the deputy said he had been misinterpreted in the Brasil Urgente program, of Band, and apologized for the statement.[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Conheça os Deputados". Portal da Câmara dos Deputados (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  2. ^ "Bolsonaro and Haddad go to second round in presidential election". Al Jazeera. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". bloomberg.com.
  4. ^ "Son of Brazil President Bolsonaro joins Steve Bannon group". France 24. 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Câmara: Eduardo Bolsonaro é eleito presidente da Comissão de Relações Exteriores" (in Portuguese). 14 March 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro to appoint son as ambassador to US". The Guardian. 12 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Trump Endorses Bolsonaro's Son as Brazilian Ambassador". Orinoco Tribune. 2019-08-12. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  8. ^ Brant, Danielle; Uribe, Gustavo (22 October 2019). "Eduardo Bolsonaro desiste da embaixada nos EUA após ser confirmado líder do PSL" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  9. ^ Uribe, Gustavo (23 October 2019). "Bolsonaro decide indicar Nestor Forster para embaixada nos Estados Unidos" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  10. ^ "'Bolivia pais exitoso nacion convulsionada infiltracion cubanos'" (in Spanish). Defensa. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Eduardo Bolsonaro: 'Se a esquerda radicalizar, resposta pode ser via um novo AI-5'" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Eleições 2014 - Apuração de Votos em SP". G1. October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Deputados federais eleitos em São Paulo - Eleições 2018". Gazeta do Povo. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Eduardo Bolsonaro vence a categoria Combate à Corrupção e ao Crime Organizado". Congresso em Foco (in Portuguese). 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  15. ^ "Eduardo Bolsonaro, Jean Wyllys e Chico Alencar, os melhores da Câmara na votação da internet". Congresso em Foco (in Portuguese). 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  16. ^ a b c d Schreiber - @marischreiber, Mariana (2019-10-31). "Eduardo Bolsonaro pode ser cassado por fala sobre AI-5? Entenda o que acontece agora". BBC News Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-05-14.

External linksEdit

Chamber of Deputies (Brazil)
Preceded by
Delegado Waldir
Chamber PSL Leader
2019–2020
Succeeded by
Joice Hasselmann