Bolsonaro says he will recreate ministry to give Guedes a ‘decompression’

President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes | Photo: Fábio Rodrigues Pozzebom / Agência Brasil

President Jair Bolsonaro said this Thursday (22) that the recreation of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, until then attached to the Ministry of the Economy, by Paulo Guedes, will give “a certain decompression” to the minister.

The new portfolio will be headed by Onyx Lorenzoni, who currently serves as the General Secretariat of the Presidency. General Luiz Eduardo Ramos, until then in the Civil Chamber, will be replaced in his place, replaced by Senator Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI) at his head.

“Paulo Guedes has a huge ministry, he added five ministries in the past when he took over. A huge effort to keep this ministry running,” Bolsonaro said, in an interview with Radio Banda B, of Curitiba.

“This gives Paulo Guedes some decompression and allows Onyx Lorenzoni to address this very important issue that we need, in addition to recovering jobs, looking for more alternatives to serve the under-served.”

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