Michel Temer

Michel Temer

His Excellency
Michel Temer
24th Vice President of Brazil
Assumed office
1 January 2011
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by José Alencar
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
2 February 2009 – 17 December 2010
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Arlindo Chinaglia
Succeeded by Marco Maia
In office
2 February 1997 – 14 February 2001
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by Luís Eduardo Magalhães
Succeeded by Aécio Neves
President of the
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
Assumed office
9 September 2001
Preceded by Jader Barbalho
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 February 1987 – 17 December 2010
Constituency São Paulo
Personal details
Born (1940-09-23) September 23, 1940
Tietê, São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party PMDB
Spouse(s) Marcela Tedeschi Temer
Alma mater PUC-SP
Religion Roman Catholicism
(prev. Greek Orthodox)

Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia (Portuguese pronunciation: , born September 23, 1940), better known as Michel Temer, is a Brazilian lawyer and politician who has been Vice President of Brazil since January 2011. He took office after standing as the running mate of Workers' Party candidate Dilma Rousseff in the 2010 election.[1] He is also the President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, although he is currently suspended from that office to comply with Brazilian Law and to carry out his duties as Vice-President.

He previously served for six consecutive terms as Federal Deputy for the state of São Paulo in the Chamber of Deputies,[2] and on three separate occasions served two-year terms as President of the Chamber (in 1997-1998, 1999-2000 and 2009-2010).[1] Temer was also a member of the 1988 National Constituent Assembly, which promulgated the current Constitution of Brazil.[1]

Biography and career

Born in Tietê, São Paulo state, Temer holds a doctorate in Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He served as State prosecutor and twice as State Secretary for Public Security, in both capacities working in São Paulo. He is a licensed professor of Constitutional Law at PUC-SP, and has authored numerous books on the subject.

Temer with Dilma Rousseff in 2012.
Vice President Michel Temer bids farewell to the Pope Francis.

He has five children, including three with his first wife Maria, one resulting from a relationship with a journalist, and one more with current wife Marcela, who is 42 years his junior.

In a TV interview for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (May 8, 2010), Temer indicated that his family originates from the town of Btaaboura in Koura District, neighboring the city of Tripoli in Northern Lebanon.[3] Therefore, he is the second Vice President of Brazil of Lebanese origin after José Maria Alkmin.

Temer has been the recipient of various foreign honors, including the Grand Cross of Dannebrog, the Knighthood of the Order of Prince Henry (Grand Officer) and the Légion d'Honneur.[4]

Political offices
Preceded by
José Alencar
Vice President of Brazil
Preceded by
Jader Barbalho
President of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
Preceded by
Luís Eduardo Magalhães
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil
Succeeded by
Aécio Neves
Preceded by
Arlindo Chinaglia
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil
Succeeded by
Marco Maia

External links

  • Official vice presidential portrait


  1. ^ a b c Presidência da República
  2. ^ Líder do PMDB, Temer terá mais força que vices de FHC e de Lula
  3. ^ [1]] The Vice-President of Brazil is of Lebanese origin
  4. ^ [2]