Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Brazilian President Michel Temer Under Pressure To Resign

The Guardian: Brazil's president struggles to retain power as political crisis deepens

Michel Temer is refusing to resign and has said he will fight accusations of involvement in passive corruption, as protests lead to scuffles with police

Thousands of protesters have called for Brazil’s president, Michel Temer,to leave office as he lost yet another key adviser amid a deepening political crisis.

Scuffles between police and protesters broke out as the demonstrations neared Congress.

Temer is struggling to retain power after the release of a recording that appears to capture him approving hush money for a convicted former lawmaker. The president is resisting calls to resign and has said he will fight the accusations. Brazil’s top court is investigating him for alleged obstruction of justice and involvement in passive corruption.

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More News On The Political Crisis In Brazil

Thousands protest against Temer, reforms in Brasilia -- Reuters
Brazil’s Temer Faces Brewing Mutiny by Allies Amid Corruption Scandal -- Bloomberg
Brazil's Temer loses another aide as pressure mounts -- ABC News/AP
Brazil’s Temer says he will only leave office if forced -- Washington Post/AP
Brazil President Temer: 'I won't resign. Oust me if you want' -- Reuters
No clear contender to replace Brazil's embattled Temer -- Reuters
With Brazil's Temer on the chopping block, here are his possible replacements -- FOX News

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