October 9, 2018 / 5:46 PM / 14 days ago

Brazilian leftist Haddad rules out bankers for finance minister job

SAO PAULO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Brazil’s leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Tuesday he will not tap any banker as his future finance minister if elected in an Oct. 28 run-off election.

“It may be an economist or business leader, but not a banker,” Haddad told Radio Guaiba in an interview.

Haddad, who came in a distant second to far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s first-round vote, said his choice will be “the polar opposite” to Paulo Guedes, a University of Chicago-trained banker chosen by Bolsonaro to lead his economic policies. (Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer Editing by Brad Brooks and Paul Simao)

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