Michel Temer

Vice President of Brazil Michel Temer

Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia, better known as Michel Temer, is a Brazilian lawyer and politician who has been Vice President of Brazil since January 2011. He took office after standing as the running mate of Workers' Party candidate Dilma Rousseff in the 2010 election. He is also the President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, although he is currently suspended from that office to comply with Brazilian Law and to carry out his duties as Vice-President.
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Michel Temer, Brazil’s Deeply Unpopular President, Signals Run for a New Term
NYTimes - about 1 month
President Michel Temer’s approval ratings have been in the single digits for months. But he says he has a legacy to defend. “It would be cowardly not to be a candidate,” he said.
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Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro
NYTimes - 2 months
President Michel Temer’s security order for Rio is the first such military intervention in a Brazilian state since democracy returned in the 1980s.
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Brazil police request Temer answer questions in alleged graft probe
Reuters.com - 4 months
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police have requested that President Michel Temer answers 50 questions as part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving a decree regulating the country's ports, a government spokesman said on Friday.
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Brazil President’s Christmas Decree Draws a Firestorm, and a Rebuff
NYTimes - 4 months
A Supreme Court justice blocked key provisions of a decree that critics said might one day spare President Michel Temer and allies from years in prison.
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Brazil's Temer Says Embraer Will Remain Under Brazilian Control
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
Brazil’s government would welcome new investment in Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, but won’t permit a change in control of the company, Brazilian President Michel Temer said.
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Brazil's Lifeline to President Temer Calms Markets
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
A vote in Brazil’s Congress extending a lifeline to embattled President Michel Temer was welcomed by markets eager for stability, but doubts remain about his capacity to advance market-friendly reforms as general elections draw near.
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Brazil's Temer escapes corruption charges in committee vote
Reuters.com - 6 months
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A congressional committee voted 39-26 on Wednesday to reject charges against Brazilian President Michel Temer stemming from a corruption case involving the world's largest meatpacker.
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Reuters Newsmaker: Brazil’s President Michel Temer on privatization, corruption charges
Reuters.com - 7 months
Brazil’s President Michel Temer said state-run oil company Petrobras would stay in public hands even as his government makes an aggressive privatization push. Temer also weighed in on the future of Latin America’s largest economy as it emerges from recession as well as corruption charges against him.
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Reuters Newsmaker: Brazil’s Temer says government won’t privatize Petrobras
Reuters.com - 7 months
Brazil’s President Michel Temer said that despite his government’s aggressive moves to privatize state companies, national oil company Petrobras would remain under government control, speaking at a Reuters Newsmaker interview with Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler in New York.
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Brazil warns 'no alternatives' to democracy in Venezuela
Yahoo News - 7 months
Brazil's leader on Tuesday warned that there were "no alternatives to democracy" in Venezuela as he voiced solidarity with the people of the crisis-consumed nation. President Michel Temer, addressing the UN General Assembly where Brazil is the customary first nation in the annual marathon of leaders' speeches, noted that his country has taken in thousands of Venezuelans. "The human rights situation in Venezuela has regrettably deteriorated continuously," Temer said.
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President Temer of Brazil Faces New Corruption Charges
NYTimes - 7 months
Brazil’s departing attorney general accuses President Michel Temer of obstruction of justice in a sprawling corruption investigation.
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Risks to Brazil's Temer subside after bungled JBS plea bargain
Reuters.com - 7 months
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The arrest on Sunday of Joesley Batista, a billionaire meatpacker who implicated President Michel Temer in a corruption scandal, has actually improved the Brazilian leader's prospects of surviving graft allegations and serving out his term through 2018.
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Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region
NYTimes - 8 months
The ruling comes amid a fight between conservationists and President Michel Temer over environmental protections and indigenous rights.
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Brazil's President Moves Ahead With Privatization Push
Wall Street Journal - 8 months
Brazilian President Michel Temer, who has avoided a trial over corruption charges, is using the reprieve to push ambitious privatization plans to rekindle economic growth and lower government spending.
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Brazil president's lawyers demand removal of top prosecutor
Reuters.com - 9 months
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Lawyers defending Brazilian President Michel Temer against corruption allegations asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to remove the prosecutor general from the investigation, arguing he is no longer fit to lead it.
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 75
    On 31 August 2016 the Senate voted 61–20 to convict President Dilma Rousseff and remove her from office.
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    After the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, on 31 August 2016 Michel Temer succeeded as President of Brazil.
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    In the early hours of 12 May 2016, the Federal Senate voted to accept President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment indictment and, therefore, Vice President Temer assumed the presidential powers and duties as Acting President.
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    Later, in April 2016, an audio file of Temer was leaked to the media.
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    Temer's impeachment process began with the decision on April 6, 2016, by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, to form commission for termination analysis of liability for crime offered by attorney Mariel M. Marra.
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  • 2015
    Age 74
    He said Rousseff has made him look like a “decorative” vice president rather than an active one, despite having been invited to support her government several times in the dialogue with Congress, a role he only accepted in 2015.
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    In December 2015, Temer sent a letter to the president complaining about his distance from government decisions.
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    In 2015 and 2016, Temer was involved in controversy as Dilma Rousseff's impeachment process unfolded.
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 47
    Temer was also a member of the 1988 National Constituent Assembly, which promulgated the current Constitution of Brazil.
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  • 1987
    Age 46
    Beginning in 1987 Temer served six consecutive terms in the Chamber of Deputies, and on three separate occasions served two-year terms as President of the Chamber (in 1997–1998, 1999–2000 and 2009–2010).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on September 23, 1940.
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