Brazil's Acting President Says Economy is Priority

The impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff could take up to six months

In his first words to Brazilians as acting president, Michel Temer says his priority will be reviving Latin America's largest economy. 

The vice president took on the duties of Brazil's president Thursday after the Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff pending an impeachment trial. Temer says he is committed to "restoring confidence" and will serve during the trial, which can take up to six months. 

The 75-year-old Temer says he wanted his first public appearance as acting president to be a somber ceremony to "be in line with the times we are living."

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us