Brazil's president delays decision on ministerial reform

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Posted: Sep 24, 2015 5:38 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has pushed back a long-awaited decision on ministerial reform until next week at the request of allied parties, according to a statement from the presidential palace on Thursday.

Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa said last month that the government's plan to cut around a quarter of its ministries could save hundreds of millions of reais, underscoring efforts to close a budget deficit that endangers Brazil's credit rating.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu)