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Cabinet of Brazil


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 and fifteen others Secretariats and Offices with the status of Ministry.


  • Responsibilities 1
  • Current Cabinet 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

Gabinet of Dilma Rousseff

37th Cabinet of Brazil
Initial members of Dilma Rousseff's Cabinet
Date formed 1 January 2011 (2011-01-01)
People and organisations
Head of government Dilma Rousseff
Number of ministers 39
Member party Workers' Party
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
Social Democratic Party
Progressive Party
Party of the Republic
Republican Party of the Social Order
Democratic Labour Party
Communist Party of Brazil
Brazilian Republican Party
Election(s) 2010, 2014
Outgoing election 2018
Budget(s) BRL 494 billion (2015)
Previous Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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]

See also


  1. ^ (Portuguese)Ministros

External links

  • Official Brazilian Government Portal
  • Presidência da República Official website of the Presidency of Brazil
  • e.Gov Official Government Services and Information Portal
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