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Brazil's Bolsonaro chooses general as defence minister

Brazil's Bolsonaro chooses general as defence minister
FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a joint news conference with Brazil's President Michel Temer (not pictured) at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado   -   Copyright  ADRIANO MACHADO(Reuters)
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro has appointed retired army general Fernando Azevedo e Silva as defence minister, he said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

Bolsonaro takes office on Jan. 1.

(Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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