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The Brazilian president chooses the members of the Economic and Social Development Council (CDES) according to their professional career, capacity to influence public opinion and willingness in making relevant contributions to Brazil's development agenda. Council members include researchers, entrepreneurs, labor union leaders, artists and other professionals from a variety of fields and who place their experience and public spirit at the service of the country. It is a qualified forum for the discussion of public policies and the proposition of measures to promote economic growth, development and social equity.

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