Brazil's Temer wins enough votes to block corruption charge


world
 Brazil's Temer wins enough votes to block corruption charge

Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives to a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in BrasiliaBrazilian President Michel Temer won enough votes in the lower house of Congress on Wednesday to block a corruption charge against him for allegedly taking bribes that could have led to his trial by the Supreme Court.

In the Wednesday night vote, 488 deputies were present, and Temer won enough ballots to keep the opposition from gaining the two-thirds ballots required to move the corruption case forward to the Supreme Court, saving him from a possible suspension from office pending a 180-day trial.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle, Ricardo Brito, Maria Carolina Marcello and Lisandra ParaguassĂș; Editing by Sandra Maler)

By: Reuters

« world

  CITIES NEWS
LONDON
DUBAI
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey
SEOUL
TAIPEI
MOSCOW
BERLIN
STOCKHOLM
WASHINGTON
LOS ANGELES
BRASILIA
SILVERSTONE, England
SAYLORSBURG, Pa
AMSTERDAM
BERGERAC, France
KABUL
BARCELONA
PARIS
MOSUL, Iraq
BRUSSELS
DOHA
CAIRO
FRANKFURT
LAUSANNE
  DATE NEWS
2017/11/24
Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns as infighting flares


2017/11/23
Woman raises $160,000 for homeless man who helped her


2017/11/22
Facebook will identify what Russia-linked content you liked


2017/11/21
Report: Deputies called 21 times in year before rampage


2017/11/20
CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations


2017/11/19
He became a SEAL to fight terrorists. Now he's a Navy lawyer defending an accused one