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Lebanon: Temer's ancestral village celebrates Brazil's acting president01:37

Lebanon: Temer's ancestral village celebrates Brazil's acting president

Lebanon, Btaaboura
May 14, 2016 at 00:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

The village of Btaaboura in northern Lebanon celebrated Michel Temer's inauguration as acting president of Brazil, Friday. Temer's family hail from Btaaboura, from where they emigrated to Brazil in the 1920s.

Local supporters crossed out the word 'Vice' on a street sign which carried Temer's name and former title; the inscription now reads 'Michel Tamer [SIC] Street, President of Brazil.' Another local attending the celebrations said: "this celebration is for Koura [district] and for the whole of Lebanon. The people are so happy today. This is a message to the new president. We were happy for you, Mr president, our son. And we hope to see you soon."

President Temer was inaugurated into office on Thursday and will serve as acting president of Brazil throughout Dilma Roussef's trial and suspension. Rousseff was suspended from office after the Senate voted in favour of impeaching the Brazilian leader and putting her on trial following a 20-hour debate.

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The village of Btaaboura in northern Lebanon celebrated Michel Temer's inauguration as acting president of Brazil, Friday. Temer's family hail from Btaaboura, from where they emigrated to Brazil in the 1920s.

Local supporters crossed out the word 'Vice' on a street sign which carried Temer's name and former title; the inscription now reads 'Michel Tamer [SIC] Street, President of Brazil.' Another local attending the celebrations said: "this celebration is for Koura [district] and for the whole of Lebanon. The people are so happy today. This is a message to the new president. We were happy for you, Mr president, our son. And we hope to see you soon."

President Temer was inaugurated into office on Thursday and will serve as acting president of Brazil throughout Dilma Roussef's trial and suspension. Rousseff was suspended from office after the Senate voted in favour of impeaching the Brazilian leader and putting her on trial following a 20-hour debate.

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