Week of March 19

BRAZIL POLITICS - Report 19 Mar 2015 by Murillo de Aragão and Cristiano Noronha

Cid Gomes’s dismissal first step toward ministerial reform

The dismissal of the Minister of Education, Cid Gomes (PROS-CE), which took place yesterday afternoon, is a consequence of his clashing with Congress. In opting to remove Cid, the Planalto is signaling a willingness to prevent further deterioration of its relationship with Congress.

The decision to remove Cid was made after a turbulent Congressional session, in which the now former minister was summoned to the House of Representatives to provide clarification of his statement that Congress was full of “about 40...

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