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Lula May Announce Further Cabinet Changes To Bolster Support

  • Bloomberg have reported that President Lula is mulling further cabinet adjustments in order to shore up support towards his ongoing legislative agenda. According to the article, Lula is contemplating handing more cabinet positions to centrist parties.
  • The government last week announced it would replace his tourism minister to shore up the backing of a key party in its coalition ahead of a round of priority votes. Lula has now opened negotiations over other positions with members of the Centrao, a bloc of parties that wields significant influence in Brazil’s conservative congress, according to four people with knowledge of the discussions. (BBG)

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