In a three-page letter marked “private and confidential,” Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer offered a blistering appraisal of relations between himself and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The letter was hand delivered by Temer’s aides to President Rousseff’s office Monday night. It was later released to reporters by aides to the President. In it, Temer wrote, “I am aware that you, and those around you, have always lacked confidence in me and in the PMDB.” Temer listed 11 separate incidents in which the Rousseff Administration acted on key political issues without consulting him or other PMDB leaders. The PMDB (Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro) is the main coalition partner for Rousseff and her PT (Partido dos Trabalhadores). The letter comes just days after Congress initiated moves that could result in Rousseff’s impeachment. Temer would succeed Rousseff in the event the President is removed from office. In comments to reporters, aides to Temer noted the “private” nature of the letter, saying it was never meant to be released to the public. They said the letter does not add up to a formal breakup of the coalition.
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