Brazil minister quits, urges Rousseff to 'restore confidence'

November 11, 2014 4:08 PM

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Brazil minister quits, urges Rousseff to 'restore confidence'

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian minister resigned on Tuesday and urged leftist President Dilma Rousseff to appoint an "independent" new economic team to "restore confidence and credibility" among investors, in an unusual public critique from an ally.

Culture Minister Marta Suplicy, a former mayor of Sao Paulo and a senior figure in the ruling Workers' Party, had been expected to leave government as Rousseff sets up a new Cabinet following her narrow re-election victory on Oct. 26.

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