Bolsonaro launches new ministerial reform to win support in Congress

The new Chief of Staff will be Senator Ciro Nogueira, president of the right-wing Progressista Party (PP) and one of the most influential leaders of the so-called "Centrão".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro today took the first step in a new ministerial reform to cement his support in Congress and advance his agenda.

Bolsonaro began the reshuffle with a change in the government's most strategic department: the Ministry of the Presidential Office, which is responsible for the liaison between the executive and legislative branches.

The new minister will be Senator Ciro Nogueira, a veteran politician who knows the levers of power in Brasilia, having spent many years in the upper and lower houses of Brazil's Congress.

Nogueira is president of the right-wing . . .

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