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Brazil: Michel Temer is the new president, after Rousseff ousted in Senate impeachment trial

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

Brazil's Michel Temer was sworn in as the country's new president on 1 September after leftist Dilma Rousseff was removed in a Senate impeachment trial.

Temer, 75, raised his hand and swore to uphold the constitution, drawing loud applause from his conservative supporters at the swearing-in ceremony in a packed Senate chamber.

Michel Temer, Brazil's former vice president, was declared new president a few hours after the country's Senate voted to remove Dilma Rousseff from office.

He is expected to stay in power until the next scheduled election in late 2018.

Temer promised a "new era" of government for Brazil.

"Today we inaugurate a new era of two years and four months" to see out the current presidential mandate, Temer told his ministers at a televised cabinet meeting.

--inputs from PTI

First published: 1 September 2016, 8:41 IST
 
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