Brazil new leader Michel Temer calls for trust
May 13, Brasilia: Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer says trust in the values of the people and in their ability to rebuild the economy.
Addressing the nation after the Senate voted to back the impeachment trial of Dilma Rousseff said, "It is urgent to restore peace and unite Brazil. We must form a government that will save the nation."
He has named a business-friendly cabinet that includes respected former central bank chief Henrique Meirelles as finance minster.
Rousseff denounced her removal as a "farce" and "sabotage".
Temer was the leftist Rousseff's vice-president before withdrawing his party's support in March. She has accused him of involvement in a "coup".
After Wednesday's all-night session that lasted more than 20 hours, senators voted by 55 votes to 22 to suspend her and put her on trial for budgetary violations, reports said.
In her final speech on Thursday afternoon, she again denied the allegations and vowed to fight what she called an "injustice" by all legal means.
The Oslo Times