Brazil’s far-right president Bolsonaro launches own party in bid to consolidate power
Thursday, 21 November 2019 () Brazil‘s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has launched a new political party in a bid to consolidate power. He formed the Alliance for Brazil (APB) under the banner of fighting graft and advancing Christian values. Hundreds of supporters gathered at a Brasilia hotel to listen to Mr Bolsonaro after he led the party’s first meeting, during which he drew up its statues and appointed its executive committee – powers he lacked in the right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL). Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now Mr Bolsonaro’s relationship with the PSL’s leadership reached a breaking point in recent months as they fought for control...
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