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New Armed Forces leaders are selected on the basis of seniority criteria

BRASILIA, Brazil (FOLHAPRESS) – The future Defense Minister, General Reserve Fernando Azevedo is Silva, announced on Wednesday that General Edson Leal Pujol will be the commander of the army.

He also reported the names of the future Navy commanders, Admiral Ike Barbasse Junior, and the Air Force, Lieutenant-Air Brigadier General Antonio Carlos Morti Bermudez. The choice is subject to the criterion of seniority.

The general made the announcement already accompanied by three future commanders at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, where he works at the presidential office in Brazil. According to Azevedo e Silva, the date of change of commanders has not yet been determined.

The current army commander, Eduardo Ville Bos, has already warned he will leave office next December. Pujol, the most famous name to replace, is the oldest officer among the 17 Army generals, known as "four stars," who are active in the Force.

General Pujol studied in Federal Deputy Jair Bolsonaro (PSL-RJ) in Amman (Military Academy Agulhas Negras) in Reed (RJ).

In the Navy, Admiral Eduardo Bachelil, Leal Ferreira, will leave the command that has come to be sought for a vacancy in the Ministry of Defense under Bolsanorro. The Air Force, who will leave the command, is Lieutenant-Air Brigadier Nivaldo Louise Rosato.

"[A Defesa] it is the ministry that the new structure of the new government is the one that changes or changes nothing at all. It is based on our armed forces, which are stable and organized institutions, "said the future minister.

With regard to the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro, he said the agreement was to keep troops until 31 December.

Asked about Governor Wilson Witsel (PSC) request to remain the troops for another six months, the future minister said he did not know the hypothesis.

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