Policy Priorities for Brazil Leader Include Debt, Pension, Politics

Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer speaks during a meeting with Prince Haakon of Norway at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO/EVARISTO SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

A political maelstrom is threatening to unseat President Dilma Rousseff. Waiting in the wings is her vice president, Michel Temer, who’s set to take over during her likely impeachment trial in the Senate. His task would be formidable: cobble together a majority of lawmakers to enact reforms that not only bring about recovery of an economy mired in recession, but also lay the foundation for sustainable growth.

After interviewing economists, investors and a former central bank president, here’s a look at key policy priorities they say a Temer administration should consider.

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