Brazil's Rousseff picks allies for second-term cabinet

December 24, 2014 12:15 AM

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Brazil's Rousseff picks allies for second-term cabinet

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed 13 new ministers on Tuesday, choosing allied politicians in a cabinet reshuffle while trying to avoid any names that could be linked to a widening corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras.

Rousseff will replace Energy Minister Edison Lobao, whose name has appeared in reports of the bribery investigation, with Eduardo Braga, a senator of his same PMDB party, the country's largest, a statement from the president's office said.

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