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The Economists, Military, Moralists and Politicians Running Brazil Now

Brazilians Vote During Second Round Of Presidential Elections
Photographer: Lianne Milton/Bloomberg

Traditionally, Brazilian presidents offered ministerial positions to politicians in return for their parties’ support in Congress. But with politics-as-usual deeply discredited in the wake of successive corruption scandals, Jair Bolsonaro is trying a different tack. The new government consists of roughly four separate groups, only one of which is explicitly political.

Meet the economists, the military officers, the moralists and the politicians who will run Brazil from Jan. 1.