According to news website O Antagonista, Brazil’s new Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga may have to wait until he can take office. Appointed by President Jair Bolsonaro to substitute Army General Eduardo Pazuello last Monday, Mr. Queiroga currently features among the managing partners of two private medical services companies in the city of João Pessoa.
Brazilian law states that government officials are permitted to serve as partners of private companies, but cannot be the administrators of said firms, as is the case of Mr. Queiroga. Sources from news website Terra say the Bolsonaro administration was unaware of Mr. Queiroga’s affiliation before his appointment.
According to O Antagonista, allied congressmen linked to House Speaker Arthur Lira say the appointment of Mr. Queiroga will suffer delays, and could be revoked altogether.
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