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Brazilian Industry minister steps down; he's expected to run for Congress

Thursday, January 4th 2018 - 09:34 UTC
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In his resignation letter Marcos Pereira cited “personal and party” reasons for leaving the job and thanked President Michel Temer for the posting. In his resignation letter Marcos Pereira cited “personal and party” reasons for leaving the job and thanked President Michel Temer for the posting.
Cristiane Brasil, daughter of the leader of the government-allied Brazilian Labor Party, Roberto Jefferson, was appointed on Wednesday Labor minister Cristiane Brasil, daughter of the leader of the government-allied Brazilian Labor Party, Roberto Jefferson, was appointed on Wednesday Labor minister

Brazilian Industry Minister Marcos Pereira resigned on Wednesday, becoming the third cabinet minister to quit in a month.

 A few hours after Pereira stepped down, the leader of the government-allied Brazilian Labor Party, Roberto Jefferson, said his daughter, federal Congresswoman Cristiane Brasil, would become the next Labor minister.

Pereira, who posted his resignation letter on his verified Facebook page, is expected to run for Congress in October for his Brazilian Republican Party.

In his resignation letter he cited “personal and party” reasons for leaving the job and thanked President Michel Temer for the posting.

Under Brazilian electoral legislation hopefuls must step down six months before the election, which are scheduled for next October. The Brazilian people will vote for a president, the renewal of the Lower House, 513 seats, and a third of Senate benches.

More ministers are expected to step down before next April, since thirteen of the current 28 cabinet members have aspirations to return to Congress. So far four have stepped down, Bruno Araujo, Cities minister; Antonio Imbassahy, cabinet secretary; Ronaldo Negreira, Labor minister, and now Marcos Pereira.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • DemonTree

    No need to apologise. The number of parties in Brazil makes it extremely confusing and the politicians seem to have little loyalty to any specific ideology anyway.

    http://www.brasilwire.com/a-family-tree-of-brazilian-political-parties/

    Jan 04th, 2018 - 06:33 pm +1
  • MarkWhelan

    “ A few hours after Pereira stepped down, the leader of the government-allied Brazilian Labor Party, Roberto Jefferson, said his daughter, federal Congresswoman Cristiane Brasil, would become the next Labor minister.”
    Is Temer really that dumb? PT in charge of the Brazilian Industry Ministery.

    Jan 04th, 2018 - 02:02 pm 0
  • :o))

    @MarkWhelan

    REF: Is Temer really that dumb?

    Not Dumb - just being “Ultra-Smart” letting one hand wash the other! After all, ALL the politicians belong to the SAME Pack of Thieves: REF:
    https://i0.wp.com/blogdoaftm.web2419.uni5.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/1839-1-820x615.jpg

    Jan 04th, 2018 - 02:28 pm 0
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