Cabinet of Brazil

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The Cabinet of Brazil (Portuguese: Gabinete Ministerial do Brasil) is composed of the Ministers of State and senior advisors of the executive branch of the federal government of Brazil. Cabinet officers are appointed and dismissed by the President. There are currently twenty-four Ministries of State and fourteen other cabinet-level offices.


Ministers assist the President in the exercise of the executive power. Each minister is responsible for the general administration of a government portfolio, and heads a corresponding government ministry. Ministers prepare standards, monitor and evaluate federal programs, formulate and implement policies for the sectors they represent. They are also responsible for establishing strategies, policies and priorities in the application of public resources. The most important minister is the Chief of Staff, while other high profile ministers include Finance, Justice, External Relations and Defense.

Current Cabinet[edit]

President Rousseff's cabinet during her first term featured a record number of female ministers (10, making up 26% of the cabinet), signaling Pres. Dilma Rousseff's wish to promote women in key sectors of her government. The cabinet consisted of the following members (as of 1 January 2015):[1]

Initial members of Dilma Rousseff's Cabinet (2011).
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Cabinet of Brazil
Office Name Political party
Presidency Dilma Rousseff PT
Vice-Presidency Michel Temer PMDB
Chief of Staff Aloízio Mercadante PT
Ministry of Agrarian Development Patrus Ananias PT
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply Katia Abreu PMDB
Ministry of Cities Gilberto Kassab PSD
Ministry of Communications Ricardo Berzoini PT
Ministry of Culture Juca Ferreira PT
Ministry of Defence Jaques Wagner PT
Ministry of Development, Industry, and Trade Armando Monteiro PTB
Ministry of Education Cid Gomes PROS
Ministry of the Environment Izabella Teixeira
Ministry of Finance Joaquim Levy
Ministry of Fishing and Aquaculture Helder Barbalho PMDB
Ministry of External Relations Mauro Vieira
Ministry of Health Arthur Chioro PT
Ministry of Justice José Eduardo Cardozo PT
Ministry of Labor and Employment Manoel Dias PDT
Ministry of Mines and Energy Eduardo Braga PMDB
Ministry of National Integration Gilberto Occhi
Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management Nelson Barbosa
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Aldo Rebelo PCdoB
Ministry of Social Development and Hunger Alleviation Tereza Campello PT
Ministry of Social Security Carlos Gabas
Ministry of Sports George Hilton PRB
Ministry of Tourism Vinicius Nobre Lages
Ministry of Transportation Antonio Carlos Rodrigues PR
Secretariats and Offices with the status of Ministry
Central Bank Alexandre Tombini
Inspector General of the Union Valdir Simao
Institutional Security Cabinet Army Gen. José Elito Carvalho Siqueira
Public Defender General José Rômulo Plácido Sales
Attorney General of the Union Luis Inácio Lucena Adams
Secretariat-General of the Presidency of the Republic Miguel Rossetto PT
Secretariat of Civil Aviation Eliseu Padilha PMDB
Secretariat of Institutional Relations Pepe Vargas PT
Secretariat for Social Communication Thomas Traumann
Secretariat of Strategic Affairs Marcelo Neri PT
Special Secretariat for Human Rights Ideli Salvatti PT
Special Secretariat for Promotion of Racial Equality Nilma Lino Gomes
Special Secretariat of Ports Edinho Araujo
Special Secretariat for Women's Rights Eleonora Menicucci PT
Secretariat of Policy Involving Women Eleonora Menicucci de Oliveira PT
Secretariat of Micro and Small Businesses Guilherme Afif Domingos PSD

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