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Brazil's Meirelles to resign from Finance Ministry -newspaper

BRASILIA, March 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles has decided to resign in early April to try and run for president, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on its website on Monday.

Meirelles suggested to President Michel Temer that Finance Ministry secretaries Mansueto Almeida and Eduardo Guardia could be potential replacements, Folha reported, without specifying a source. The newspaper also wrote that Meirelles may opt to run as vice president on a possible ticket with Temer, who signaled last week that he will run. A Finance Ministry spokesperson said the report was not accurate. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle Writing by Bruno Federowski Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)