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Bolsonaro announces 1st woman cabinet member

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 28, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro waves to his supporters as he leaves a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 28, 2018. Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential run-off on Sunday. (Xinhua/Li Ming/IANS) by .
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has announced that Congresswoman Tereza Cristina Dias will be his new Agriculture Minister…reports Asian Lite News

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 28, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro waves to his supporters as he leaves a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 28, 2018. Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential run-off on Sunday. (Xinhua/Li Ming/IANS) by .
Jair Bolsonaro

Dias, from Mato Grosso do Sul, is the first female cabinet member announced by Bolsonaro and the second woman ever to head Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry.

The announcement came on Wednesday after a meeting of the transition team.

Dias’ home state has a strong agro-business presence. The future agriculture minister is an agronomist and the current leader of the Agribusiness Parliamentary Front (FPA).

So far, Bolsonaro has announced four other cabinet members, including Paulo Guedes, who will head the new Economy Ministry. He also named the judge who jailed his rival as the Justice Minister.