Michel Temer takes reins as Brazil’s president with pledge to rebuild country

Michel Temer takes reins as Brazil’s president with pledge to rebuild country

Michel Temer

Michel Temer

Dilma Rousseff’s suspension in impeachment vote hands power to ex-deputy who has promised unity while installing all-male, conspicuously white cabinet

Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer, has unveiled an all-male, conspicuously white cabinet to run one of the world’s most ethnically diverse nations as he promised to restore confidence in Latin America’s biggest economy.

Following the suspension of Dilma Rousseff, the country’s first female president, the new head of state called for unity and said his primary task was to form a government of “national salvation” that could restore Brazil’s credibility so it could attract investment.

“Trust me,” he said in his inaugural speech at the Planalto presidential palace. “Trust the values of our people and our ability to recuperate the economy.”

Read more – Michel Temer takes reins as Brazil’s president

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