The heads of Brazil’s army, navy and air force have resigned. The government has announced that President Jair Bolsonaro will appoint new chiefs to all three forces. The Brazilian government confirmed the information on Tuesday.
According to the BBC, the leaders of the three forces resigned due to differences with President Jair Bolsonaro. The incident took place the day after the president forced the foreign minister to resign.
The three armies are led by General Edson Liel Pujl, Admiral Ilkas Barbosa and Lieutenant Brigadier Antonio Carlos Bermudage. They resigned on Tuesday. According to the BBC, President Bolsonaro is facing the biggest political crisis ever.
According to the AFP news agency, the Bolsonaro government has fallen into disarray following the simultaneous resignation of the army, navy and air force chiefs. Earlier, Jair Bolsonaro also reshuffled his cabinet. He has replaced the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Justice. Bolsonaro also appointed a new health minister last week. Brazil saw its fourth health minister during the epidemic.
Brazil has been defeated by Covid-19 disease. The disease has so far killed more than 3 lakh 18 thousand people in the country. In the last 24 hours alone, 3,060 people have died in Brazil. The country’s hospitals are currently overcrowded with corona patients.
Jair Bolsonaro has been criticized for handling the epidemic since last year. His popularity as president has been declining recently. In this situation, the resignation of the chiefs of the three forces has made the situation more complicated. According to local media, for the first time in the history of the country, the heads of the three forces resigned together.