Two more ministers resign over corruption allegations
Geddel Vieira Lima, the Chief Minister of the Government Secretariat has been forced to resign his position. The move follows allegations that he had tried to get the culture minister to sign off on a luxury property development in which Vieira Lima had purchased a flat.
Marcelo Calero the Minister of Culture resigned earlier in the week over the affair which is now being investigated by the public prosecutor’s office. Calero has been replaced by Roberto Freire (74) of the Popular Socialist Party (PPS).
This makes five ministers who have resigned or been sacked from President Michel Temer’s government since its formation in August this year, most as a result of corruption allegations.