Bloomberg Línea — Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday revealed more of his cabinet picks, among them Vice President Geraldo Alckmin, who will take on the Trade and Industry portfolio, and Alexandre Padilha as institutional relations minister and Márcio França as the minister for ports and airports.
Lula named Luiz Marinho as minister of labor, Wellington Dias as minister of social development, Camilo Santana as minister of education and Nísia Trindade Lima as minister of health.
Lula’s government will have a total of 37 ministers, with the remaining 13 expected to be announced on Monday or Tuesday, before the government takes office on January 1.
“Keep your expectations alive, because anything could happen in the next few days,” Lula said.
Following the announcement of the 16 cabinet members, the real rose to 5.17 to the US dollar, while the Ibovespa stock index gained 0.20% to 107,645 points.
The ministers announced by Lula on Thursday are:
Geraldo Alckmin: Minister of Trade and Industry
Minister of Management and Innovation: Esther Dweck
Minister of Labor: Luiz Marinho
Minister of Social Development: Wellington Dias
Minister of Education: Camilo Santana
Minister of Health: Nísia Trindade Lima
General Secretariat of the Presidency: Márcio Macedo
Minister of Science and Technology: Luciana Santos
Minister of Institutional Relations: Alexandre Padilha
Minister of Ports and Airports: Márcio França
Minister of Human Rights: Silvio Almeida
Minister of Culture: Margareth Menezes
Minister of Racial Equality: Anielle Franco
Ministry of Women’s Affairs: Aparecida Gonçalves
Attorney General: Jorge Messias
Comptroller General: Vinicius Carvalho
Previously announced appointments:
Minister of Finance: Fernando Haddad
Civil House: Rui Costa
Minister of Justice and Public Security: Flávio Dino
Minister of Defense: José Múcio
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mauro Vieira