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Bolsonaro May Have to Re-create Ministries Scrapped in January

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In addition to protests by teachers and students, investigations into one of his son’s financial activities and the stalemate in social security reform, Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, is now facing what he himself has called a possible "tsunami". In less than three weeks, one of Bolsonaro’s main campaign promises – to reduce the federal government’s structure – may be rejected by Congress.

If a Provisional Measure issued by Bolsonaro at the beginning of January, which reduces the number of cabinet ministries from 29 to 22, is . . .

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