Brazil's acting President Michel Temer arrives to attend a ceremony for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Michel Temer expects to become Brazil's full president if his rival Dilma Rousseff gets impeached this week.Center-right PMDB party leader Temer, 75, was leftist Rousseff's vice-president and stepped up to replace her during the impeachment process.Temer would then have to avoid Rousseff's fate of falling prey to internal political divisions.Temer is planning business-friendly economic reforms but Requiao said he is not as economically liberal on certain issues as some of his right-wing allies.Temer has vowed to cut spending and push through controversial labor and pension reforms.Senior figures in Temer's political camp, as well as Rousseff's, are implicated in a scandal over corruption in state oil firm Petrobras.Three of the ministers in Temer's interim government resigned after being implicated.
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