President Temer calls for development council meeting

Brazilian President Michel Temer called for the first meeting of his 96-member Conselho de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social, or Social and Economic Development Council, to take place on 21 November 2016 (Bem Paraná). Former President Lula created the "Conselhão” in 2003 to discuss the country’s situation with civil society leaders. According to Valor, the council lost its relevance during the Rousseff administration. The theme of the 21 November meeting will be a return to economic growth for Brazil. The group is set to meet once per month.