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Brazilian president announces major government reshuffle

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 23:30

[BRASÍLIA] Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced a major government reshuffle Friday, axing eight ministries in a cost-cutting measure that analysts say also aims to protect the embattled leader from impeachment threats.

At a time of recession, a massive corruption scandal and political instability, Rousseff said the shake-up would help "Brazil get out of the crisis more quickly."

AFP

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