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Brazil’s Interim President Temer Bars Political Appointees

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim president of Brazil, Michel Temer, vows the country will not appoint any more directors or presidents of state-controlled entities until a law is passed that requires positions to be filled with technocrats and not political nominations.

"We have halted any appointment to the board and presidency of state-run companies or pension funds until the project that is in the Chamber of Representatives is approved,” said the Temer on Monday in Brasília.

According to Temer the project states that only those with high technical qualifications will . . .

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