By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of interim President Michel Temer, announced on Friday its plans to do away with more than 4,300 commissioned positions in the federal government with the objective of reducing expenditures by around R$230 million per year, according to officials.

"The objective of the measures is to improve the administration and redefine the structure of the Executive, reinforcing professionalism in public administration," noted acting Planning Minister, Dyogo Oliveira.

According to Oliveira, the during the next few days the government will decide how many positions will have to be . . .

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