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Brazil’s Government Braces for Cabinet Shuffle Ahead of Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A major shuffle in the cabinet of Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, is expected this week as officials get ready to leave their posts to be allowed to run in the country’s October general elections.

In all as many as fourteen cabinet ministers are expected to leave to start their electoral campaigns, including Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles.

"I made the decision to join [the MDB – Brazilian Democratic Movement Party]. It is our challenge to deepen the changes that have made Brazil the worst crisis in our history. Next week . . .

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