- Conservative Vice President of Brazil Michel Temer, was Wednesday sworn in as successor to the deposed president Dilma Rousseff. Temer allowed her term of office, which runs until the end of 2018, serve out.
Temer took over the duties of Rousseff already for its value since the Senate adopted its inactive in May. The interim president and his driver PMDB party entered into a coalition in 2014 with Rousseffs Workers' Party, but dropped the Social Democrats last spring and made common cause with the opposition. Thus a majority Roussefs deposition, that Wednesday was finalized.
The Senate decided to Rousseff from her office because she would have tampered with budget figures.
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Michel Temer itself is not blameless. He worked his predecessor and former coalition partner Dilma Rousseff away by accusing her vangesjoemel with the state budget, but must also fear premature tripping itself a corruption scandal.
Temer earlier this summer by a corruption suspect accused of directly accepting bribes for his campaign chest. Temer party members wanted to investigate the matter sabotage when he became interim president, said former senator Sergio Machado in June. The money came originally claimed Machado from his employer Petrobras, the state oil company that the spindle is a major corruption case which has already brought numerous politicians embarrassed.
Temer is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), and was until 2011 chairman of this party driver. That task he had to resign because he was Vice President and that can not go together. Temer in his long political career, twice president of the House of Representatives. However, he was never popular and it seems impossible that he would ever be elected president through normal elections.
The veteran politician is seen as a representative of the wealthy elite in Brazil, unlike Rousseff, who was carried by the people. He will not participate in the presidential elections in 2018. That makes him freer to take any unpopular measures. Temer has already announced a series of spending cuts and also wants to reform the pension system. He hopes to attract the Brazilian economy out of the doldrums.
Temer, a scion of a Lebanese family who settled in Brazil, the world came in Tietê, in São Paulo state. He studied law and taught at the University of São Paulo.