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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 03 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted to reject a corruption charge against President Michel Temer, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office. Temer won enough ballots to keep the opposition from attaining two-thirds of the vote required to move the corruption case forward.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Charges: Lawmakers to Vote Whether to Put Temer on Trial

BRAZIL POLITICS: Corruption Charges: Lawmakers to Vote Whether to Put Temer on Trial

“Every day, new information comes in on other corruption cases involving the government. The more of this that comes to the attention of voters and Congress, the greater the chances of us getting the votes to remove Temer,” said Paul Pimento, from leftist Workers’ Party.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Raise Taxes, Freeze Spending

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Raise Taxes, Freeze Spending

Brazil’s’s renewed austerity effort is justified by President Michel Temer’s year-long administration as necessary step to rebuild trust with investors.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

BRAZIL POLITICS: Rodrigo Maia Pushes for Swift Vote on Temer Charge

Rodrigo Maia speaker of lower house of Brazil’s Congress urged that a vote be held this week on a corruption charge facing President Michel Temer.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Boosts Infrastructure Spending as Graft Scandal Deepens

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Boosts Infrastructure Spending as Graft Scandal Deepens

As Brazil grapples with record-high budget deficits, the recent splurge illustrates Temer’s efforts to keep his fragmented coalition united despite growing calls for his resignation more than one year before general elections.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Michel Temer Charged With Taking Multimillion-Dollar Bribes

Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Janot to Charge Temer for Bribery

Lawmakers in Temer’s alliance say they have the one-third of lower-house votes required to block any charges against Temer.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

BRAZIL POLITICS: Federal Police Accuse Temer of Receiving Bribes

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer to Sue Billionaire Joesley Batista Over Graft Accusations

“Temer is the leader of a lower house criminal organisation,” Época quoted Batista as saying. “Those who are not under arrest are in the government. They’re very dangerous.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Acquitted of Irregularities in 2014 Election

The accusations referred to the vote won by Dilma Rousseff with Mr Temer as her running mate. He replaced her when she was impeached last year.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Votes Not to Oust Michel Temer

Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) — considering charges that Temer’s election in 2014 should be annulled because of the role of corruption money — voted 4-3 to acquit the embattled center-right president.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: End Nears in Trial Threatening to Topple Temer

Temer took over in 2016 after Rousseff was impeached. But if the court rules against him, he too may be forced to step down, plunging Brazil into its second leadership crisis in just over a year.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again

BRAZIL POLITICS: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again

Lula has already said publicly that he wants to run in 2018, but has not yet made it official to avoid compounding his legal problems, aides said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation

BRAZIL POLITICS: Brazilians Demand Temer’s Resignation

Temer could also be forced out if an electoral court annuls the 2014 re-election of Rousseff and Temer, her running mate, on accusations the ticket was funded by illegal campaign donations.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

Temer’s coalition partners and members of his own party are seeking agreement on a caretaker to replace the scandal-plagued president, who they see as too damaged to govern.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

Temer’s decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia provoked outpouring of criticism in a country with memories of its 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Deploys Army to Maintain Mass Protest

“At this moment, federal troops are already here in [the Foreign Ministry],” Brazil’s Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said in a brief televised statement on Wednesday, adding that soldiers would soon be arriving to protect all ministry buildings.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Will Not Resign Despite Corruption Scandal

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Will Not Resign Despite Corruption Scandal

Audio recording appears to prove Temer endorsed payment of bribes to ex-house speaker Eduardo Cunha in exchange for his silence in the probe against Temer.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Crisis, Political Protests Take Center Stage

Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely a year after he took over in the wake of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff’s own impeachment.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Temer

BRAZIL POLITICS: Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Temer

Temer strongly denied allegations of wrongdoing and told allied lawmakers in a morning meeting that he would not be driven from office.

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