July 11, 2011 / 11:46 PM / 6 years ago

Brazil's Rousseff picks new transport minister

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* Paulo Sergio Passos to be new Brazil transport minister

* Previous transport minister quit in scandal

BRASILIA, July 11 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff announced on Monday she had chosen Paulo Sergio Passos to be transport minister after the incumbent quit amid corruption allegations.

Earlier this month Alfredo Nascimento resigned following a report by influential news magazine Veja that his top aides were charging companies a 5 percent fee to win infrastructure and other contracts. [ID:nN1E7651GA]

Passos had already been heading the ministry on an interim basis.

Reporting by Luciana Lopez; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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