The resignation of very unpopular President Dilma Rousseff means that interim President Michel Temer will be faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation, mired in recession.
Long known for backroom Wheeler-dealer, Michel Temer inherits a shrinking economy, zika virus epidemic that is raging in the poor North-Eastern States and political instability, fueled by a sprawling probe of corruption.
Still he fought for nearly four months with all plagues. He served as interim President until the next impeachment. On Wednesday the Senate voted to finally remove Rousseff from the political arena. Temer, who was her Vice-President will now serve his term, which ends in 2018.
Only after Rousseff was removed, Temer indicated that his administration will solve all the problems. "Today, expectations are much higher for the government. I hope that during these two years and four months, we do what we announced - put Brazil in the right direction, "he said.
Temer also rejected the accusation that the trial was conducted to make a revolution in the country, which Rousseff has repeatedly claimed throughout the process. Temer said that it plans to participate in the meetings of the G20, which will be held in China this weekend.
"We are traveling to show the world that we have a political and legal stability," he said. "We have to show that there is hope in this country."
The son of Lebanese immigrants, Temer quietly rose through the political ranks of Brazil, has built a reputation as a negotiator who could forge a deal between the political rivals. His manner brought him the nickname of "the Butler."
As the leader of the largest party of the country, ideologically flexible, the Brazilian democratic party Movement, Temer won the elections as head of the lower house of Congress for nearly ten years.
Late Wednesday evening, a group of disgruntled supporters of Rousseff broke the Windows of Bank branches and other businesses and police SUV in the city of sö¸o Paulo. Anti-riot police tried to suppress the demonstration using stun grenades and tear gas.
Supporters of Rousseff promised to try to attract Temer to justice, although analysts say it is unlikely.
"The party of Temer is the largest in the Chamber of deputies and in the Senate. This in itself makes the process of impeachment is unlikely, " said josö? Luis Niemeyer, Professor of international relations at Ibmec.
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