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Brazil’s president triumphs in graft vote in Congress

Aug 03, 2017, 6:58 AM EDT
Brazil's President Michel Temer is widely expected to face more corruption charges in the coming days.
(Source: PMDB Nacional/flickr)

In a big reprieve for Brazil’s President Michel Temer, the lower house of Congress on Wednesday voted down a corruption charge that could have paved the way for the leader’s trial in the Supreme Court.

Despite the win, the number of votes in favor of Temer was well short of an earlier prediction, which reflects the waning support for the deeply unpopular leader, writes Reuters.

The political “drama” in Brazil is by no means over as Temer is widely expected to face more corruption charges in the coming days, notes Al Jazeera.

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