Michel TemerMichel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia (; born 23 September 1940) is a Brazilian politician, lawyer and writer who served as the 37th president of Brazil from 31 August 2016 to 1 January 2019. He took office after the impeachment and removal from office of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff. He had been vice president since 2011 and Acting President since 12 May 2016, when Rousseff was suspended pending an impeachment trial. At the age of 75, he is the oldest person to have taken the office.
The Senate's 61–20 vote on 31 August 2016 to remove Rousseff from office meant that Temer succeeded her and served out the remainder of her second year term. In his first speech in office, Temer called for a government of "national salvation" and asked for the trust of the Brazilian people. He also signaled his intention to overhaul the pension system and labor laws, and to curb public spending.
A 2017 poll showed that Temer's administration had 7% popular approval, with 76% of respondents in favor of Temer's resignation. Despite widespread protests, Temer refused to step down. Temer did not stand for President in the 2018 elections and was succeeded by Jair Bolsonaro.
On 21 March 2019, Temer was arrested during the investigation into Operation Car Wash. On March 25, a ''habeas corpus'' was issued on behalf of Temer by desembargador Antonio Ivan Athié. Provided by Wikipedia