Brazil finance minister to keep job: president

Yahoo News – 10/18/2015

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sprang to the defense of her embattled finance minister on Sunday, saying she would not be pressured into sacking him.

Rousseff, fighting to save her second term presidency from threatened impeachment proceedings, said she was ignoring suggestions by the head of her own Workers’ Party (PT) that Joaquim Levy should be dismissed.

“I think the president of the PT (Rui Falcao) can have whatever opinion he wishes, but that is not the opinion of the government,” Rousseff was quoted as saying by Brazil’s Folha newspaper during a visit to Sweden.

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