Friday, August 5, 2011

FX-2, Brazilian Defense minister Nelson Jobim resigns.

Celso Amorim (right), is the new Brazilan Defense Minister
Because of several dissensions with President Dilma Rousseff, the Brasilian Defense Minister has resigned yesterday August 4th.

Nelson Jobim resignation could be seen as a bad omen for the Rafale as he was a strong supporter of the French offer within the Brazilian government. Nevertheless, his successor, Celso Amorim is also known to have recommended the Dassault fighter. Therefore, the preference of Brazilian Defense Ministry may remain the same despite this political change.

Source : AFP

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