President Dilma Rousseff starts her second term with 20 new appointed officials in her cabinet. Out of the 19 that remained, four have changed office.
There are important differences in the political distribution of posts from 2011, when the Brazilian president was elected for her first term. In that year, her party, PT, had 17 ministers. Last year this number dropped to 15 and now the party is represented in 13 offices.
The government’s main ally, PMDB, has increased the number of ministries under their control from five to six. In total, ministers with no party affiliations will head 11 offices, one less than last year.
Read below the list of the 39 ministries with a profile of each minister.