Brazil’s incoming President Lula unveils more cabinet picks | Politics News
The left-wing leader, who will take office on January 1, said his team aims to ‘reconstruct the country’ after Bolsonaro’s term.
Upcoming President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva unveiled more cabinet options ahead of his inauguration on January 1, including Vice President-elect Geraldo Alckmin as development, industry and trade minister.
Da Silva, better known as Lula, announced on Thursday that economist Esther Dweck will lead the newly created management ministry, while business-friendly MP Alexandre Padilha is appointed minister of institutional affairs.
He also named upcoming heads of Brazil’s human rights, labor, education and social development departments, among others.
“We know that the challenge ahead is huge, but we will work together to rebuild the country,” Lula wrote on Twitter ahead of the announcement.
Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio: @geraldoalckmin, vice president eleito do Brasil, governor of São Paulo por quatro mandatos, vice president of the federation and president Pindamonhangaba. Coordinate equipment for the transition. pic.twitter.com/doIUrTkqxz
– Lula (@LulaOficial) December 22, 2022
Google translate: Ministry of Human Rights: @silviolual , a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Law at USP, a professor at FGV and Mackenzie, and a visiting professor at Columbia University. President of the Luiz Gama Institute.
Google translate: Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade: @geraldoalckmin , was elected vice president of Brazil, governor of São Paulo for four terms, as federal deputy and mayor of Pindamonhangaba. Transition team coordination.
Leftist leader who previously served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, narrowly defeated far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the second round of the presidential election at the end of October.
He received 50.9% support compared with 49.1% of the former army captain.
Amid widespread concerns that Bolsonaro would oppose the outcome, after he false statement for months Brazil’s electronic voting system was vulnerable to fraud, the outgoing president authorized a transition of government – although he did not explicitly concede defeat.
Many Bolsonaro supporters continue to reject the election results, some participate Protests and barriers since the results were published.
Earlier this month, a number of pro-Bolsonaro protesters try to invade Federal police headquarters in the capital Brasilia, on the day Lula was certified as the country’s next president.
Late last month, the head of Brazil’s highest electoral authority removed object an attempt by Bolsonaro’s allies to challenge the election results. Judge Alexandre de Moraes denounced the attempt as “absolutely evil”.
Lula attempted to strike a conciliatory tone after one of the most divisive election campaigns in Brazilian history, promising rule for all Brazilians.
He made a commitment fight climate crisis and end deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which has increased under Bolsonaro’s leadership; protect the rights of indigenous peoples; and pull millions of Brazilians out of poverty.
Lula’s incoming administration also said they have a plan rebuild relationship with neighboring Venezuela; A diplomatic mission will travel to Caracas in January to host an official Brazilian residence in the city before Brazil’s legislature appoints an ambassador.
Early December, Lula first published about his upcoming cabinet appointments, appointing close ally Fernando Haddad, the former mayor of Sao Paulo, as his finance minister.
He also selected professional diplomat Mauro Vieira as foreign minister, former congressman Jose Mucio as defense minister, Bahia Governor Rui Costa as chief of staff and former Maranhao state governor Flavio Dino as justice minister.