President Jair Bolsonaro (Jair Bolsonaro) is facing increasing pressure over the coronavirus crisis and suspected corruption and vaccine deals.
According to a poll published on Saturday, most Brazilians said they support the impeachment of Jair Bolsonaro because the country’s far-right president faces Corruption allegations And his pressure is getting bigger and bigger Dealing with the coronavirus crisis.
Datafolha’s survey shows that 54% of Brazilians support the proposal of the Brazilian House of Commons to initiate impeachment proceedings against Bolsonaro, while 42% oppose it.
In Datafolha’s last investigation on this issue released in May, supporters and opponents of impeachment were basically tied.
Bolsonaro is a COVID-19 skeptic who sees the virus as a “little flu” and faces public pressure for months-including several times Mass protest And the Senate ask -According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the pandemic has raged in Brazil, killing more than 531,000 people.
A series of recent scandals, including about Suspected violation During his government’s procurement of coronavirus vaccines, Allegations of past corruption, Increasing the predicament of the president.
Last month, federal investigators announced that they had launched an investigation into a government contract worth 1.6 billion reais ($320 million) for 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine produced by India’s Bharat Biotech Covaxin.
Before reaching similar deals with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, the Office of the Attorney General (PGR) listed relatively high prices, fast negotiations, and waiting for regulatory approval as red flags for the Bharat contract signed in February.
Bolsonaro has defendant Failed to “take any action after being informed of the massive corruption plan of the Ministry of Health”-he denied the allegation.
In a radio interview on Saturday, Bolsonaro stated that he had taken steps after officials expressed their concerns about the Covaxin deal, but he did not elaborate further.
“I meet with 100 people every month to discuss the most diverse topics imaginable,” he told Radio Gaucha in southern Brazil. “I took measures in this situation.”
Last week, Bolsonaro was also accused of participating in a plan to rob his assistants’ salaries while serving as a federal deputy.
The Brazilian website UOL quoted what it said was the recording of Bolsonaro’s former sister-in-law to explain his role in the alleged racket, which reported that the racket involved hiring close colleagues as employees and then collecting part of the public salary from them.
The scandal has put tremendous pressure on the president and he is expected to face the challenge of the former left-wing leader Luis Inacio Lula da Silva When Brazilians go to the polling station next year to participate in the presidential election.
Thousands of people protest He was asked to resign throughout Brazil last weekend.
In another Datafolha poll released on Thursday, 51% of Brazilians said they did not approve of Bolsonaro, the highest number since he took office. Inaugurated in January 2019.