Brazil’s Acting President Michel Temer said he will only gain popular recognition if he produces tangible results for the population, while pledging not to run for the country’s top job in the 2018 election.
“I realize I lack popular recognition,” he said in an interview Sunday evening on Globo Television. That will only come “if I produce results for the country. I believe and expect we can do that.”
His comments come as many Brazilians have mixed feelings about Temer’s taking office. Polls show he’s nearly as unpopular as the suspended President Dilma Rousseff.