Brazil: Temer stays president as congress votes against corruption charges

Brazil’s Lower House of Congress rejected to pursue corruption charges against President Michel Temer in Brasilia, Wednesday, despite polls saying that some 81 percent of the country believed Temer should be put on trial. Chants for Temer’s ousting could be heard as the President of the Chamber of Deputies Rodrigo Maia announced that the two-thirds majority necessary to suspend the president had... Еще not been secured. Brazil’s Attorney General Rodrigo Janot has since stated that he would file several more corruption charges against the president in the next month. Protesters have taken to the streets across the country since Brazilian newspaper O Globo published an article stating that Temer had been recorded agreeing to bribe former President of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha. The allegations are part of the wide scale Brazilian anti-corruption investigation Operation Car Wash, in which Temer has become embroiled.

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