11:23 GMT27 February 2021
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    Brazil’s new leader, Michel Temer, stressed after being sworn in as the country’s president that the world needs to see Brazil as having legal and political stability.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Temer, Brazil’s former vice president, was sworn in on Wednesday after the country’s Senate voted to remove Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from her post.

    Temer said after the official ceremony that he had requested bilateral meetings with the leaders of Spain, Italy, Japan and Saudi Arabia, and will go to China for the summit of the Group of Twenty (G20).

    "I am traveling precisely to reveal to the world that we have legal and political stability," Temer stressed as quoted by El Universo on Wednesday, adding that Brazil needs "to show that there is hope in the country."

    The new president announced that he plans to focus on the issues of pension reform and unemployment, saying that there are currently almost 12 million jobless people in Brazil.

    In May, the upper house of the Brazilian parliament voted 55-22 to start impeachment proceedings against Rousseff after she was accused of concealing the country’s budget deficit ahead of the 2014 election. Rousseff was suspended from office for 180 days. Michel Temer, who had been Brazil's vice president since 2011, assumed presidency during that period.

    Temer will now serve as president until 2019, when new elections will take place.


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