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Brazil’s interim president wants to ‘pacify’ and ‘unify’ country

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<p>Fresh into the job, Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer, says his priority is to pacify and unify the country.</p> <p>Speaking in Brasilia, Temer said credibility has to be restored, describing the work ahead as “complicated” and “difficult.”</p> <p>The 75-year-old has taken up the top job after Dilma Rousseff was suspended by the Senate on Thursday.</p> <p>He told his first news conference that the word Brazilians should take care of was ‘trust’.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="pt" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/V%C3%8DDEO?src=hash">#VÍDEO</a> Assista ao primeiro pronunciamento de Michel Temer como presidente interino: <a href="https://t.co/UwZlRIGOIG">https://t.co/UwZlRIGOIG</a> <a href="https://t.co/n6HJJaX5x4">pic.twitter.com/n6HJJaX5×4</a></p>— Michel Temer (@MichelTemer) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichelTemer/status/730907046577618946">May 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>“Trust in the recovery of the economy, in the potential of our country, in the social and political institutions, and in our capability – that united we can face the challenges of this difficult period,” he said. </p> <p>Temer’s new cabinet was sworn in: 23 ministers, all men. His predecessor’s larger team included six women.</p> <p>Brazil’s first female president has described her ousting as a political coup. Dilma Rousseff has again denied the allegations against her and says she’ll fight what she calls an “injustice”.</p> <p>The Senate voted to suspend for up to six months and put her on trial for breaking budget laws ahead of her 2014 re-election.</p> <p>During that time Temer’s tough task is to reverse Brazil’s worst recession for decades.</p> <p><strong><em>Euronews</em></strong></p>

Trust in the recovery of the economy, in the potential of our country, in the social and political institutions, and in our capability - that united we can face the challenges of this difficult period.

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