Brazil’s pres­i­dent vows to quit pol­i­tics after term

Cape Breton Post - - World -

SAO PAULO — Un­pop­u­lar Brazil­ian Pres­i­dent Michel Te­mer has pledged to re­tire from pol­i­tics after he leaves of­fice. Te­mer also in­sisted in an in­ter­view aired that Thurs­day night that he has not made any mis­takes in of­fice since his pre­de­ces­sor Dilma Rouss­eff was im­peached last year.

The 76-year-old Te­mer vowed he will not seek re-elec­tion and will de­liver promised aus­ter­ity mea­sures be­fore leav­ing of­fice. His term ends the last day of 2018.

A re­cent Datafolha in­sti­tute poll says just 9 per cent of Brazil­ians ap­prove Te­mer’s job per­for­mance. That fig­ure is lower than Rouss­eff’s was when she was forced from the pres­i­dency.

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