President Temer meets with Jair Bolsonaro to discuss transition of power
The meeting was attended by several cabinet members
President Michel Temer met on Wednesday with federal deputy Jair Bolsonaro, elected as president in the October elections, to symbolically deliver the keys to the office and launch the transition and government data cabinet.
After the meeting, during a joint statement to the press, Temer reported that he offered the president-elect a chance to join him and invited him to travel to international fora and events. Among the commitments is a meeting of the G20, the group of the 20 largest economies in the world, in Argentina.
“We are naturally willing to collaborate intensely, not only formally but in a genuine way," Temer said. "I even asked his excellency to send us any bill still underway in the Chamber of Deputies about which there is interest," he said.
The meeting was attended by several cabinet members, including Secretary of Government Carlos Marun, Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha Planning, Management and Development Minister Esteves Colnago; Deputy Onyx Lorenzoni (DEM-RS), appointed as extraordinary minister by the new administration; and General Augusto Heleno, member of the transition cabinet.
The meeting also addressed issues such as governance and the end of the Temer administration. "For my part, I told him that I will seek him more often until the end of the year so that we can build together a transition in such a manner that the projects of interest to our country continue to proceed smoothly," Bolsonaro said.
Temer and the cabinet members in attendance delivered a full report of the current administration to Bolsonaro. They also handed in the 2020-2031 National Strategy for Economic and Social Development (Endes), developed throughout 2018 under the coordination of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management.