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]

The current cabinet features 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 consists of the following members (updated February 2014):

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 Miguel Soldatelli Rossetto
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply Neri Geller
Ministry of Cities Gilberto Magalhaes Occhi
Ministry of Communications Paulo Bernardo PT
Ministry of Culture Marta Suplicy PT
Ministry of Defence Celso Amorim PT
Ministry of Development, Industry, and Trade Mauro Borges Lemos
Ministry of Education José Henrique Paim
Ministry of the Environment Izabella Teixeira
Ministry of Finance Guido Mantega PT
Ministry of Fishing and Aquaculture Eduardo Benedito Lopes PRB
Ministry of External Relations Luiz Alberto Figueiredo
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 Edison Lobão PMDB
Ministry of National Integration Francisco Teixeira (acting)
Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management Miriam Belchior PT
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Clelio Campolina Diniz
Ministry of Social Development and Hunger Alleviation Tereza Campello PT
Ministry of Social Security Garibaldi Alves Filho PMDB
Ministry of Sports Aldo Rebelo PCdoB
Ministry of Tourism Vinicius Nobre Lages
Ministry of Transportation Césor Borges PR
Secretariats and Offices with the status of Ministry
Central Bank Alexandre Tombini
Inspector General of the Union Jorge Hage
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 Gilberto Carvalho PT
Secretariat of Civil Aviation Moreira Franco PMDB
Secretariat of Institutional Relations Ideli Salvatti PT
Secretariat for Social Communication Thomas Traumann
Secretariat of Strategic Affairs Marcelo Neri PT
Special Secretariat for Human Rights Ideli Salvatti
Special Secretariat for Promotion of Racial Equality Luiza Bairros
Special Secretariat of Ports Antonio Henrique Pinheiro Silveira
Special Secretariat for Women's Rights Eleonora Menicucci PT

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