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Brazil Supreme Court sends new Temer graft charges to Congress
September 20, 2017 / 8:52 PM / in a month

Brazil Supreme Court sends new Temer graft charges to Congress

Brazilian President Michel Temer addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A majority of the judges on Brazil’s Supreme Court voted on Wednesday to send new graft charges against President Michel Temer to the lower house of Congress, which must authorize any trial of a sitting president.

Last month, Temer’s allies in Congress blocked the first corruption charge against the president, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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