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Brazil's PSD party invites finance minister to run for president

Brazil's PSD party invites finance minister to run for president
From Reuters - September 13, 2017

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazils Social Democratic Party (PSD) has invited Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles to be its candidate in the 2018 presidential race, the partys leader in the lower house of Congress said on Wednesday.

Marcos Montes said Meirelles received the invitation with enthusiasm but did not respond immediately. Reuters reported late in August, citing a source close to the minister, that he wanted to run for president on the PSD ticket, but knew he would only have a strong chance if the economy improved substantially.

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