Brazil’s Government to Reduce Ministries from 39 to 24

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, the new administration of President Michel Temer registered one of its first victories in Congress, with the approval of a bill that reduces from 39 to 24 the number of ministries in Brazil. Most of the ministries extinguished were created during the presidencies of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.

With 44 votes for, six against and one abstention, the Brazilian senate approved the end of the Ministries . . .

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