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-one Ministries and four others Offices with the status of Ministry (those four Offices being the Chief of Staff, Secretary of Government, Institutional Security Cabinet, and Central Bank).
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 and Citizenship, Foreign Affairs and Defense.