Brasilia, Nov 14 (EFE) .- The resignation of the Minister of Cities has left the Brazilian president, Michel Temer, in front of a reform of his cabinet that will face almost to the doors of the uncertain electoral process of 2018, which can leave him alone in power.
Bruno Araújo, of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), left his post at the Ministry of Cities on Monday and his The departure coincided with an intense internal debate in that formation, which intends to distance itself from Temer for a presidential election in which it aspires to have its own candidate.
that the PSDB has supported the unpopular reforms promoted by Temer and that it still has three ministers in the government, has strengthened the thesis that the electoral process next year imposes distance from a president who, according to all polls, has just 3% approval.
In a note in which accepted the resignation of Araújo, the Government announced that "now President Temer will begin a ministerial reform that will be completed in mid-December. "
Official sources told Efe today that, for that reform, Temer will not take into account to the politicians who aspire to a public office in 2018, when in addition to a new president the 27 governors will be elected and the legislative chambers will be renewed.
The reason is that the electoral norms force the candidates to any position to leave their positions in the public administration at least six months before the elections to be held in October, which it places the legal limit for the resignation next April.
In addition to the PSDB, the influential Brazilian Socialist parties are also considering leaving the Government in the coming months (PSB) and Democrat (DEM), as well as other minor groups that have publicly expressed their concern over Temer's high unpopularity.
If the electoral norms and the rejection of society to the government limit by themselves the search for potential ministers, to which are added the serious corruption scandals that shook the country in recent years and have dozens of politicians to justice.
In the sights of the courts is almost all the leadership of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PSDB), which leads the own Temer and in the that there are sectors that also propose leaving the ruler alone, in order to try to strengthen themselves in front of the electorate.
Fear, that this year he has gotten rid of two complaints of corruption thanks to his powerful parliamentary base, which prevented his impeachment, he will have to face a complex political chess to preserve the support of the cameras and find politicians for his cabinet free of suspicion and that, in addition, do not aspire to any elective office in 2018.
According to political and economic analysts, everything points to Temer losing strength in Parliament, which will prevent the approval of a reform that aims to toughen access to retirement to reduce the chronic deficit of the social security system.
That reform, encouraged by the entrepreneurship and the markets, which consider it vital to consolidate the country's economic recovery after two years of deep recession, is at the same time resisted by trade unions and rejected by about 70% of the electorate.
Last week, when they began to grow the speculation about a possible disbanding in the ruling party before the elections, Temer admitted that he begins to feel "alone" in the defense of that reform.
"It will only be impossible", but "I will insist, I will commit myself", since parties and society "need to understand that, reform is not approved, the defeated will be the country, "he said.