February 23, 2017 / 4:43 PM / 8 months ago

Lawmaker Serraglio to be appointed Brazil justice minister -source

SAO PAULO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer will appoint lawmaker Osmar Serraglio as justice minister as soon as Thursday, a government source told Reuters.

Serraglio currently serves as a representative in Brazil’s lower house of Congress for the ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement Party. Former Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice on Wednesday. (Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Bruno Federowski)

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