The appointment appeared in the “Official Gazette of the Union”. Shantini will be the Executive Secretary to the Presidential Secretary-General of the Republic.
His first dismissal took place in January last year. Santini went on an official visit to India with the President’s delegation, but the use of a FAB aircraft, not a commercial one, irritated President Jair Bolsonaro.
On the same day, Shantini was appointed to another position in the Civil House. He will be the Special Adviser to the Special Secretariat for the external relations of the Civil House. Only hours later Bolsonaro dropped the new nomination to zero.
For the second time in two days, Bolsonaro sacked Jose Vicente Santini
By the beginning of the week, Shantini was at number two in the civil house. He was fired for traveling in a FAB plane and was sent to another position on Wednesday, but it was short-lived.
According to Waldo Cruz’s blog, deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) and Senator Flavio Bolsonaro (PSL-RJ) among the president’s sons appealed to keep Santini in government. The two are Santini’s friends and after being sacked for the first time, they asked Bolsonaro to accept him in a new position. It was recalled that during the expedition, Santini’s brother in Bolton, Boltonero’s wife, managed to get extra protection for Michelle.
In September 2020, Shantini was appointed as an advisor to the Ministry of Environment.