In a playful tone, President Michel Temer said he will miss the shouts of “Fora, Temer” (“Temer out!”), often heard at anti-government demonstrations since he took office in May 2016. The good-humored statement was made today (Dec. 19), during his last cabinet meeting.
Brazil’s President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro is presiding at the first cabinet meeting, expected to be attended by all 22 ministers tapped. The assembly is slated to take place today (Dec. 19) in Granja do Torto, Brasília, at the facilities used by him as residence in the city.
The hike in fuel prices is part of the Brazilian government’s agenda in Brasília for the second day in a row. Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia and Energy Minister Moreira Franco met Petrobras CEO Pedro Parente today (May 22) to address the issue.