Politics 30-11-2018

President-elect of Brazil appoints an admiral as Minister of Mines and Energy

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro confirmed the appointment of a Navy admiral as the future Minister of Mines and Energy.

"I communicate the appointment of the general director of Nuclear and Technological Development of the Navy, the admiral of square Bento Costa Lima Leite, for the position of minister of Mines and Energy", informed the far right leader through the social network Twitter.

This is the confirmed 20 minister of the future cabinet of Bolsonaro, and the fifth minister who has military training.

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has competencies in the areas of mining, oil, gas, renewable fuels and geology, among others.


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