Brazilian justice minister resigns

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Brasilia, March 1 (IANS) Brazilian Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo has resigned, the government has announced.

Cardozo was under pressure from the ruling Workers Party because he failed to curb a corruption investigation on the party’s politicians and former Petrobras functionaries, Xinhua cited the government as saying on Monday.

Cardozo will become the attorney general, and he will be replaced by Wellington Cesar Lima e Silva, former general prosecutor of the Bahia State, according to the presidency’s Social Communications Secretariat.

The current attorney general, Luis Inacio Adams, is reportedly to leave the government for personal reasons.

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