Temer’s Cabinet


Brazil’s new Interim President, Michel Temer, has named a Cabinet of 22 members, down from the 32 ministries in the Rousseff government. Seven of them (Science and Technology Development, Culture, Human Rights, Civil Aviation, Ports and Security) are merged with others.

The appointment of an all-male and all white Cabinet has come in for a lot of criticism but many overseas observers have noted that this is likely to be a business friendly government. The new Interim President and his government will have a tough time over the next 180 days. Not only do they have to turn around a failing economy but they have to show the people that they are different and capable of governing; at the moment just two percent of the population are said to support the new administration.

The full list of appointments so far is as follows:

Gilberto Kassab Minister of Science and Technology, Innovations and Communications
Raul Jungmann Minister of Defence
Romero Jucá Minister of Planning, Development and Management
Geddel Vieira Lima Chief Minister of the Government Secretariat
Sérgio Etchegoyen Chief Minister of the Institutional Security Cabinet
Bruno Araújo Minister of Cities
Blairo Maggi Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply
Henrique Meirelles Minister of Finance
Mendonça Filho Minister of Education and Culture
Eliseu Padilha Chief of Staff
Osmar Terra Minister of Social Development and Agrarian Issues
Leonardo Picciani Minister of Sport
Ricardo Barros Minister of Health
José Sarney Filho Minister of Environment
Henrique Alves Minister of Tourism
José Serra Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ronaldo Nogueira de Oliveira Minister of Labour
Alexandre de Moraes Minister of Justice and Citizenship
Mauricio Quintella Minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation
Fabiano Augusto Martins Silveira Minister of Oversight, Transparency and Control
Marcos Pereira Minister of Industry and Trade
Helder Barbalho Minister of National Integration
Fernando Coelho Minister of Mines and Energy
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