Brazil’s Michel Temer charged with corruption

Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country’s chief prosecutor.

It follows the release of an audio recording in which Mr Temer appears to encourage the payment of hush money to a jailed politician.

The charges have been delivered to a Supreme Court judge who must now decide if the case can be sent to the lower house of parliament.

The lower house would have to vote on whether President Temer can be tried.

Mr Temer denies wrongdoing and has vowed to prove his innocence.

He is deeply unpopular in Brazil but his centre-right party has been able to govern as part of a coalition.

Opposition parties have been demanding snap elections and his impeachment.


it goes from bad to worse for brazil..who will emerge as the ruler?


~ by seeker401 on June 28, 2017.

4 Responses to “Brazil’s Michel Temer charged with corruption”

  1. “Should a President die, resign or be removed from office, a Vice-President succeeds as President.

    The other officers in the line of succession do not become President in those cases. Instead, the next available person in line merely becomes Acting President, and the Constitution dictates that, whenever both the presidency and the vice-presidency become vacant, new elections are to be held. So in the case of an Acting President taking office due to a double vacancy in the presidency and vice-presidency, the Acting President serves only until the special election takes place and the newly elected President and Vice-President are sworn-in.”

  2. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

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