The elected president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvahas announced the names of five ministers who will take office when their government term begins, on January 1, 2023. The portfolios that already know who will be responsible for them are those of Finance, Defense, Foreign Relations, Justice and the Presidency .
the one of fernando haddad He is one of the prominent names of these appointments, Lula’s faithful squire and called to be his possible successor, he will be in charge of the portfolio with the most responsibility for the Brazilian economy, with the mission of relaunching the potential of the Latin American giant.
José Múcio Monteiro will lead the Defense Ministry; Mauro Vieira will be the chancellor; Flávio Dino will be in charge of the Justice portfolio and Rui Costa in the Presidency, among the other appointments that the president-elect has already announced.
In the act where he made their names public, Lula warned them that their task “it will always be more difficult than what they have been given up to now”.
Haddad, 59, is one of the president-elect’s closest friends and who assumed the candidacy to the presidency of Brazil for the Workers’ Party in 2018, when Jair Bolsonaro was the winner.
mucioa 76-year-old engineer, former director of the Court of Accounts, the body that oversees public accounts, will play a key role due to his good relations with the Armed Forces.
scallopThe 71-year-old has already been in charge of Brazil’s Foreign Affairs in the last two years of Dilma Rousseff (2015-2016) and is currently the ambassador to Croatia. Flavio Dino54, is the former governor of Maranhao and current senator for that state.
While Rui Costa59 years old, is the current Governor of Bahia, one of the founders of the PT and another of Lula’s most trusted men.
Lula promises diversity
Despite the heterogeneity of the first appointments, Lula has advanced that there will be representativeness of “all Brazilian society”. “We are going to have blacks, Indians (…) we are going to try to set up a government that is the face of Brazilian society in all its dimensions,” Lula said.
Likewise, the president-elect has confirmed that this Sunday will define the names of the rest of the ministers and the number of portfolios that his Government will have, with a view to making the announcements in the next week.
He has also explained that before the end of the year he will present a report on how the Government has found after Bolsonaro’s management, to make clear the problems with which the country receives, so that later they are not blamed on his management.
“It was a government that did not prepare the administration of this country, which preferred to talk and talk and talk and failed to solve the problems that needed to be solved,” Lula criticized.