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Rapporteur Recommends Brazil's Lower House to Bar Accusations Against President Temer

10/11/2017 - 11h26

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RANIER BRAGON
FROM BRASÍLIA

The report presented on Tuesday (10), by congressman Bonifacio de Andrada (PSDB-MG), was celebrated by government supporters.

The report recommends the lower house of Congress to reject criminal charges against president Michel Temer and ministers Eliseu Padilha (Chief of Staff) and Moreira Franco (General Secretary).

Andrada, who is connected to Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG) and is also a member of Temer's governing coalition, wrote a 30-page report criticizing the Prosecutor's Office, the Federal Police and the Judiciary Branch.

The document was presented at the Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ), the first step of the procedure.

This is the second charge filed by the Prosecutor General's Office against Temer. The president is accused of leading a criminal organization which embezzled almost R$ 600 million (US$ 188 million) from several public bodies. He is also accused of attempting to obstruct investigations.

The lower house barred the first procedure, related to passive corruption, by 263 votes against 227, in August.

According to the Constitution, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court requires the vote of at least 342 out of 513 congressmen to analyze the case. Otherwise, the accusation is put on hold until the end of Temer's term in office, in December 2018.

CCJ's vote regarding the report is scheduled for next week. The plenary analysis is expected for October 25.

Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA

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Brazil's President Michel Temer
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