Brazilian president Michel Temer survived a vote to suspend him on corruption charges, despite 80 percent of voters believing he should face trial. The very unpopular president found support where he needed it, in the lower chamber of Congress and will stay in power.
The country’s general attorney has indicated he may file two more criminal charges against Temer. Where does that leave Brazil, which will hold general elections in 2018?
CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports from Rio de Janeiro.
To discuss Brazil current and future political situation:
- Paulo Sotero, the director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center.
- Marita Bittencourt, an award-winning Brazilian journalist.
- Joel Fonseca, a Brazilian economist and philosopher.
The more time Temer spends defending himself, the less he will spend promoting his programme of economic reform https://t.co/A9XmyoZwbu
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) August 5, 2017
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