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With Rio intervention, Michel Temer launches his reelection bid

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Temer signs Rio intervention. Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR

Last year, rumors that President Michel Temer was pondering a run for reelection were considered a joke. Temer is the most unpopular president in Brazilian democratic history. Actually, Temer is the most unpopular leader in the world, according to a 2017 survey by Eurasia. With just 3 percent of voters on his side, Temer is disliked more than the likes of Nicolás Maduro, who drove Venezuela to a complete economic collapse, and Jacob Zuma, who was forced by his own party to step down as President of South Africa.

In less than two years in office, the Brazilian president...

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