Presidency of Jair Bolsonaro

In a meeting with recently-appointed Defence Minister Walter Souza Braga Netto in the early hours of the day, the commanders of all three branches of the Brazilian Armed Forces – General Edson Leal Pujol (Army), Admiral Ilques Barbosa Junior (Navy), and Brigadier Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez (Air Force) – announce their intention to resign from their posts as soon as new successors are found. The collective resignation announcement comes less than a day after the dismissal of former Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva and is allegedly a move to signal the Armed Forces' opposition to any military interference in politics.