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Nine new ministers take office in Brazil

They come to replace the cabinet members who decided to leave their

Published in 10/04/2018 - 12:27

By Marcelo Brandão reports from Agência Brasil Brasília

The inauguration of nine ministers in Brazil has been confirmed by the president’s office today (Apr. 10). The cabinet reform was carried out by President Michel Temer on account of the departure of ministry leaders who decided to leave their posts to run for candidacy this year, as required by Brazilian law.

Among those to assume office today are Eduardo Guardia, who will take Henrique Meirelles’s office as finance minister.

Six state governors also left quit their positions, among them São Paulo’s Geraldo Alckmin.

Leaving one’s public post may be required depending on a politician’s position and that which they plan to attain. The president and governors intending to run for re-election, for instance, do not need to forgo their position.

The deadline for leaving a public post in order to take part in the 2018 elections was last Saturday (7).

Translated by Fabrício Ferreira

Fonte: Nine new ministers take office in Brazil
Edition: Nira Foster

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