Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brazil's President Refuses To Resign Over Bribery Allegations

Reuters: Brazil's Temer refuses to resign in face of investigation

Brazil's President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign from office despite a Supreme Court decision authorizing an investigation into allegations he condoned bribery of a potential witness in a major corruption probe.

In a terse five-minute speech broadcast nationwide, Temer said he had done nothing wrong, that his presidency was helping turn around Brazil's stalled economy and that he welcomed an investigation so that he could prove his innocence.

"I did not buy the silence of anyone," Temer said, referring to the allegations made against him. "I will not resign."

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Michel Temer: Brazil president 'won't quit' over bribe claim -- BBC
Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery. -- The Guardian
Brazilian President Says He Won't Resign Over Hush Money Allegations -- NPR
Brazilian President Michel Temer, accused of bribery, says he will not resign -- CNN
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Brazil Sinks Deeper Into Political Crisis -- Bloomberg

1 comment:

aaa said...

here we go again...