Michel Temer sworn in as President of Brazil

Sep 1, 2016 11:46 IST

Michel TemerMichel Temer, Brazil's former Vice President, was on 31 August 2016 sworn in as the President of Brazil. Temer is expected to stay in power until the next scheduled election in late 2018.

His appointment came following the removal of Dilma Rousseff from the office through the Senators' voting.

Senators voted 61-20 to convict Rousseff for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending, an act seen as a leading factor behind the massive 60 billion US dollars deficit, the worst recession being faced by Brazil, leaving millions of people out of work.

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Michel Temer's appointment as President of Brazil
Michel Temer, who served as Vice-President of Brazil, was appointed as the Interim President of the country following the suspension of Dilma Rousseff from the office in May 2016.

Under Brazil's constitution, the Vice-President takes over as the President on an interim basis if the president is suspended from office.

About Michel Temer
Temer is a discreet politician who seems always to be hovering around the centre of everything important, but never in the spotlight. But recently he has come out of the shadows by ending the Rousseff presidency and beginning a new era in Brazil.

His most notable achievement as a politician has been to help the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) in forming coalitions with every president in past two decades. He is currently the party president.

He presided over Brazil's lower house of Congress during the years of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso government (1995-2002), when Brazil underwent a liberal programme of privatisations.

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