President Jair Bolsonaro (non-party) closed the office before 6 pm on 29 of the 34 Fridays of 2021. Brazil in fact considered the closing time of the last meeting held by the agent.
The proportion of presidential “fridays” before business hours corresponds to 85% of Fridays in 2021. Since the beginning of the year, the last meeting in Bolsonaro ended at 4:00 pm or earlier on 16 occasions. On six dates, he ended activities even before noon.
The systematization methodology did not consider two services and two dinners attended by the president that were added by Bolsonaro’s personal office to the official agenda, and which were concluded after 6 pm on Friday, as well as air and ground travel.
In recent months, Bolsonaro has used the last days of the week to travel to other states. On some occasions, it moves early on Friday. In others, just at the end of the day.
Of the three opportunities that the president did not even work on Fridays in 2021, two were holidays (Finados and Corpus Christi). On August 20, a business day, Bolsonaro did not record any official appointments. January 1st, New Year’s holiday, was not considered.
O Brazil in fact he went to the Palácio do Planalto to see if the president would like to comment on the survey carried out by the report. If there is an official government response, the note will be added to the text immediately.
“Need a vacation”
This Wednesday morning (25th), in a conversation with supporters in the playpen at the Palácio da Alvorada, the president said that he “wants to take a vacation.” The comment came after a supporter said the phrase “Bolsonaro forever”.
A report from Capital Letter published in July showed that the president worked, on average, less than three hours a day in June. For eight days, Bolsonaro had no appointments on the official agenda, the magazine pointed out.
A Twitter page called “Agenda do Jair” monitors the president’s appointments posted in his official calendar. Due to the irrelevance of certain commitments fulfilled by the president, administrators identify him as a “federal councilor”.
O robô denominado “O Presidente trabalhou hoje?”, com nome de usuário @bot_agenda_pr, também no Twitter, diariamente calcula as horas trabalhadas por Bolsonaro e divulga na rede social.
Edition: Leandro Melito