(Reuters) - Brazil's ruling party candidate DilmaRousseff is expected to choose familiar names for her firstcabinet if, as expected, she wins the Oct. 3 presidentialelection.
Following are some of the key likely cabinet members, basedon information from sources close to Rousseff and analysts.
ANTONIO PALOCCI, LEGISLATOR AND ROUSSEFF CAMPAIGN ADVISER
Tipped as chief of staff, political liaison with Congress,health minister, or central bank president.
Widely credited for winning investor confidence andstabilizing financial markets as finance minister during thefirst year of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's term.
A trained physician, Palocci helped found the Workers'Party (PT) in 1980 and, as two-time mayor of a mid-sized cityin Sao Paulo state, was among the first generation of PTpoliticians with executive experience. He boosted hismanagerial credentials as Lula's campaign manager in 2002.
Palocci, 49, is seen as one of the most market-friendlyfigures in the PT and has pushed for strict fiscal discipline.
He was once tipped as a possible successor to Lula but wasforced to resign as finance minister in 2006 over an ethicsscandal.
LUCIANO COUTINHO, PRESIDENT OF THE BNDES NATIONAL BANK
Tipped as finance minister or central bank president.
Born in the same poor, northeastern state of Pernambuco asLula, Coutinho specialized as an academic in industrial andinternational economics and was Rousseff's professor in the1990s when she was pursuing a graduate degree.
Between 1985 and 1988, he was executive-secretary for thescience and technology ministry, taking part in the structuringof the ministry and conception of policies in areas such asbiotechnology and information technology.
Coutinho, 63, is seen as fiscally conservative, although hehas presided over a surge in state-subsidized loans by theBNDES in the wake of the global financial crisis. He has alsoexpressed concerned about the effect of the strong real onBrazilian industry.
PAULO BERNARDO, PLANNING AND BUDGET MINISTER
Tipped as presidential chief of staff or planningminister.
Although he has a political background as a student leader,a unionist and later a PT legislator, Bernardo is widely viewedas a technocrat. As an official at the state-owned Banco doBrasil he became a union activist and was later elected tothree terms in Congress.
Bernardo, 58, is not considered a heavyweight in Lula'scabinet and usually toes the line of Finance Minister GuidoMantega.
GUIDO MANTEGA, FINANCE MINISTER
Tipped by some to stay on as finance minister.
A long-time advocate of more development spending inBrazil, Mantega presided over the country's rapid economicrebound from the global financial crisis last year.
On his watch, the finance ministry took a series ofmeasures to lift Latin America's largest economy fromrecession, reducing taxes for key industries as the nationalTreasury lent billions of dollars to the BNDES.
Mantega, 61, has in the past publicly disagreed with thecentral bank over the level of Brazil's interest rates, whichare among the world's highest. More recently, he has beenoutspoken about the government's readiness to intervene in theforeign exchange market to contain a currency rally.
A long-time member of the Workers' Party, he went to greatlengths in 2006 to persuade investors that he was committed tothe austere fiscal and economic policies championed by hispredecessor Palocci.
HENRIQUE MEIRELLES, CENTRAL BANK PRESIDENT
Tipped for a ministry, possibly mines and energy.
Brazil's longest-serving central bank governor, Meirelleshas managed to keep price pressures contained by aggressivelypursuing an inflation target.
He has resisted pressure at times from the finance ministryand others to bring down borrowing costs, consistently taking amore conservative approach to monetary policy.
His political aspirations raised worries over the directionmonetary policy earlier this year, but he is widely recognizedfor having successfully navigated Brazil's economy through theworst global financial crisis in decades.
Meirelles, 65, came from the private sector, where he waspresident of BankBoston from 1996 and 1999.
ALEXANDRE TOMBINI, HEAD OF REGULATION AT THE CENTRAL BANK
Another name that has been floated as a potential centralbank president.
Tombini, head of the financial regulation at the centralbank, is a seasoned inflation fighter who is seen as unlikelyto bend to political pressures and who would be widely expectedto continue with conservative monetary policy.
He was involved in the formulation of theinflation-targeting regime set up in 1999.
Tombini, 46, has also been the director of the centralbank's foreign affairs department and the special studiesdepartment. He previously worked at the International MonetaryFund and at Brazil's finance ministry.
NELSON BARBOSA, SECRETARY OF ECONOMIC POLICY
Tipped for a key role on the economic team.
A rising star and a top advisor to the finance minister oneconomic policy, Barbosa is close to Rousseff and also helpedLula during his 2006 presidential bid.
He has strongly backed Lula's plan to revamp oil lawsregulating massive offshore crude reserves and a populargovernment program to build affordable housing.
Barbosa, 40, was also involved in Brazil's massiveinfrastructure program known as the PAC, which was managed byRousseff during her time as Lula's chief of staff.
He called for looser fiscal policy during the globalfinancial crisis, and like Mantega he advocates loweringinterest rates. (Compiled by Ana Nicolaci da Costa and Raymond Colitt inBrasilia and Stuart Grudgings in Rio de Janeiro; editing byKieran Murray)