'We must restore Brazil's credibility': acting president

Brazilian acting President Michel Temer gestures during the inauguration ceremony of the new ministers at Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, on May 12, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer said Thursday his new cabinet must work to restore the country’s “credibility,” in his first address after assuming power from suspended predecessor Dilma Rousseff pending her impeachment trial. “We must significantly improve the business environment for the private sector… and rebalance the government’s budget,” the center-right leader said after installing his new business-friendly cabinet in a ceremony at the presidential palace, ending 13 years of leftist rule. Extending an olive branch to the left after a divisive battle over Rousseff’s impeachment, he called for “dialogue” on the multiple crises facing Latin America’s largest country, which is deep in recession and reeling from a far-reaching corruption scandal.

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