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After Two Years, President Temer Fails to Meet Most Promises

05/14/2018 - 11h49

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RANIER BRAGON
JULIO WIZIACK
MARIANA CARNEIRO
FROM BRASÍLIA

Most promises made by Brazilian President Michel Temer (MDB) in his first speech as the president of the country in May 2016 were not, or only partially, fulfilled after two years of his administration completed on Saturday, May 12.

In his speech at the instatement of his ministers, President Temer listed 19 proposals. He has fulfilled entirely only two so far, failed to fulfill seven and in other seven cases the promises were only met to some degree.

To meet one of his proposals entirely, reducing inflation, Temer was helped by the economy's slow pace in the period.

The reduction of unemployment, fostering family agriculture, the approval of the social security reform and the unification and pacification of the country are among the promises that never left the drawing board.

Suamy Beydoun/Agif/Folhapress
Brazilian President Michel Temer
Brazilian President Michel Temer

After two years, President Temer has record-breaking rejection among Brazilians, lost the official support of his main ally, rightist political party PSDB, and the group that comprises his base is shattered, with at least six likely candidates to run for president in the next election.

Other promises that never took off were "the continuous pursuit for control and investigation of embezzlements" and "protecting the Lava Jato operation against attempts to weaken it."

In the two years of his administration, President Temer saw suspicions of corruption against him and his cabinet ministers increase.

Temer was the target of two accusations made by the Attorney General's Office and two investigations at the country's Supreme Court - these investigations made him lose much political status.

Translated by THOMAS MUELLO

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