Michel Temer
Michel Temer

Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer will be interim president for up to six months, after the Senate voted Thursday to go ahead with an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, the country’s first female president.

Michel Temer
Michel Temer
Before taking office as the vice president in January 2011, Temer had been a political office holder. The lawyer-turned-politician is a longtime leader of the centrist Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, which has the most seats in the lower house of the parliament.

As vice president, Temer had mostly been rallying support in the parliament for Rousseff’s agenda. However, at the end of March, his party voted to quit the ruling coalition, dealing a heavy blow to the embattled president.

Born in Tiete, Sao Paulo state in 1940, Temer is a Lebanese-Brazilian and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sao Paulo and a doctorate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo.

He is married to Marcela Temer and they have one child. Enditem

Source: Xinhua?NewsGhana.com.gh

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