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May 16, 2016 10:13 am

Election of Brazil’s New President Likely to Improve Country’s Relations With Israel, Jewish Leaders Say

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Michel Temer, pictured, was named Brasil's new president. Photo: Twitter.

Michel Temer, pictured, was named Brasil’s new president. Photo: Twitter.

The elevation of a centrist vice president, Michel Temer, as Brazil’s president amid the impeachment process of Dilma Rousseff is expected to result in a less strained relationship between Brazil and Israel, as well as its Jewish community, Jewish leaders said.

Temer, 75, the son of Lebanese immigrants, took the helm of Latin America’s largest nation on Thursday. He has been vice president since 2011.

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