Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday announced three new ministers for his government, which will have just over 20 portfolio holders, given the new head of state’s intention to reduce the executive.
Jair Bolsonaro appointed federal deputy Alvaro Antonio, from the Republic Party, to the minister of Tourism, while to take over the new folder of Citizenship and Social Action chose Osmar Terra, former minister of the current President of Brazil, Michel Temer.
Osmar Terra, of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB-RS), left the Temer government in April to be able to run for federal deputy. The third minister of the Government is Gustavo Canuto, who will take over the Ministry of Social Development.
To date, the Government formed by Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office on January 1, 2019, is made up of 19 ministers, 10 less than the current Executive of Michel Temer.
Bolsonaro even said that the new government would have only 15 ministries, but the number of ministers increased and the president-elect said today that he could indicate more “two or three”.
Speaking to the media, Osmar Terra said that he will not be responsible for Human Rights and that there will be another folder or secretariat for this area. Terra, who will oversee Sport and Culture, said the current Women’s Secretariat could also be a ministry.