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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:01 AM

Brazilian politics a family affair for Bolsonaros

Brazilian politics a family affair for Bolsonaros

BY PASCALE TROUILLAUD (AFP) 20 HOURS AGO IN WORLD

With Jair Bolsonaro president-elect, and his three sons in elected office -- Flavio in the Senate, Eduardo in the Congress and Carlos on Rio de Janeiro's city council -- politics in Brazil is something of a Bolsonaro family affair.

Last week, three of Bolsonaro's five children joined him at the Congress in Brasilia for a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution.

Carlos wasn't there, but Flavio, Eduardo and their younger brother Renan, still a student, were among those invited to the president-elect's meeting with Supreme Court chairman Dias Toffoli.

Toffoli was noticeably cool towards Eduardo, who mocked the court during the campaign, telling supporters that if the court tried to remove his father from power, it would take just two soldiers to shut it down. The hint at a military coup rankled with the judiciary.

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http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/brazilian-politics-a-family-affair-for-bolsonaros/article/537073

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