Although the Dem has ministers in the government, Maia represents a sector of that party that promotes the creation of a Broad Front of center and right forces that unite for the presidential elections of 2022 when Bolsonaro will seek reelection.
Government sources commemorated Maia’s defeat, the first consequence of which is the “strengthening of President Bolsonaro,” who intends to have a more harmonious legislative with the Planalto Palace in the second half of his government that began in 2019, the CNN-Brazil network reported. .
In his capacity as president of the Deputies, Maia supported the privatization agenda proposed by the government while at the same time opposing the attacks launched by the Executive against democratic institutions and individual freedoms. On the other hand, Maia, in his capacity as head of the Lower House, was the one who did not give way to the more than 50 impeachment requests against Bolsonaro, a file that can be expedited or delayed by the next head of that Legislative House.
In its decision this Sunday, the STF did not authorize the re-election of the president of the Senate, Davi Alcolumgre, belonging to the Dem like Maia, but considered a congressman aligned with Bolsonaro.