Ghost chase Brazil President, family out of their home
Reports emerging from Brazil, suggests that President, Michel Temer has abandoned his official residence, Alvorada Palace, claiming that ghosts were troubling him and his family.
Brazilian News Weekly reports that Temer surprised many people when he announced that he had left the presidential house.
He moved alongside his former beauty queen wife and their seven-year-old son, and relocated down the road to the residence of the vice-president.
The modernist Alvorada, which was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, would be a dream home for many.
The Palace has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical centre and vast lawn.
But the 76-year-old Temer, and his 33-year-old wife Marcela, found the cavernous, glass-fronted building dangerous to inhabit.
Temer was quoted by the newspaper as saying, “I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night.
“The energy wasn’t good.”
According to the newspaper, his wife, Marcela felt the same thing, but only Michelzinho (their son), who went running from one end to the other, liked it.
He added, “We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?”
Marcela had reportedly brought in a priest to pray and drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.
The family then moved to the still luxurious but smaller Jaburu Palace nearby.
Recall that Temer moved into the presidential quarters after succeeding Dilma Rousseff, the immediate past president, who was impeached for breaking budget accounting laws.
Sixty-one Senators reportedly voted in favour of her impeachment and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency.
BCC reports that The Acting President Michel Temer will serve out Ms Rousseff’s term, which ends on January 1, 2019.
The Brazilian Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office for allegedly manipulating the budget.
Sixty-one Senators against 20 voted in favour of the impeachment Wednesday, August 31.
Ms Rousseff was suspended in May after the Senate voted to go ahead with the impeachment process.
Brazil’s lawmakers accused her of re-assigning funds between budget items.
According to the BBC, critics of Rousseff said she was trying to plug deficit holes in popular social programmes to boost her chances of being re-elected for a second term in October 2014.
Ms Rousseff said she did nothing wrong, and called the attempt to remove her a coup d’etat.
The impeachment puts an end to 13 years in power of her Workers’ Party.