AFP / Evaristo Sa Brazilian acting President Michel Temer wasted no time in putting his stamp on the country, naming a new cabinet consisting entirely of white males
AFP / Evaristo Sa Brazilian acting President Michel Temer wasted no time in putting his stamp on the country, naming a new cabinet consisting entirely of white males

Temer streamlined the Cabinet by merging various ministries. The Education and Culture ministries were merged, as were the ministries of Agrarian Development and of Social Development and Hunger Alleviation.

AFP / Evaristo Sa Brazilian acting President Michel Temer wasted no time in putting his stamp on the country, naming a new cabinet consisting entirely of white males
AFP / Evaristo Sa
Brazilian acting President Michel Temer wasted no time in putting his stamp on the country, naming a new cabinet consisting entirely of white males

The Justice Ministry was merged with the Women, Racial Equality, Youth and Human Rights Ministry to form the Ministry of Justice and Citizenship. The Science and Technology Ministry was merged with the Communications Ministry. The Ports and Civil Aviation ministries were incorporated into the Transport Ministry.

The new Cabinet has no female ministers, the first time since the Ernesto Geisel administration (1974-1979).

Temer’s all-male Cabinet is in stark contrast with that of Rousseff, whose initial Cabinet had 16 women, the largest number of female ministers in Brazilian history.

Temer took over from Rousseff after she was suspended from office to allow an impeachment trial against her.

The seven Cabinet ministers are being investigated over a corruption scandal of the state-owned oil company Petrobras. Endi

Source: Xinhua

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