SAN PAOLO, 04 SEPTEMBER - The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, will leave the office for three days so that he can undergo surgery to correct an incisional hernia, one of the after-effects of stabbing suffered by a deranged man a year ago during the election campaign.
The operation will be performed next Sunday, at the Vila Nova Star hospital in San Paolo. From that day, Vice President Hamilton Mourao will take over the government.
The forecast, according to official sources, is that Bolsonaro will resume the presidency as early as Wednesday 11 September.
"It is estimated that the president will remain for about 10 days in the city of San Paolo. However, this time may vary more or less depending on his clinical evolution," said the spokesman of the presidency of the Republic, Otavio Rego Barros.
This is the fourth time that Bolsonaro has undergone an operation since the attack occurred on 6 September 2018 in Juiz de Fora, in the State of Minas Gerais.