Temer heads the PMDB, the largest party in terms of the number of its supporters. (Agência Brasil)
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Instead, it traces some of the families that helped shape the city and state of Sao Paulo, Brazil's economic capital and one of the world's most important urban areas. They are all part of an influential generation of immigrants born to Lebanese parents. Brazil is ruled by a coalition between the Workers' Party (PT), to which Rousseff belongs, and the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), led by Temer.Temer was born in the countryside of Sao Paulo into a Catholic family that had immigrated to Brazil in the 1920s, when his family left Btaaboura, in Lebanon's Koura.Brazil's ties to Lebanon go well beyond the Temer family.A wave of Lebanese immigration began in the last decades of the 19th century, when immigrants saw new opportunities in Brazil during a period of severe crisis under Ottoman rule.The activity is still linked to Lebanese in cities like Sao Paulo, where they were once known as "Turks" because of the passports they carried. Most Lebanese immigrants to Brazil were Christian, but many Muslims also made the voyage.
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