Brazil’s brittle governing coalition endangered by key party’s young lawmakers

Younger lawmakers keeping beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer’s brittle coalition from disintegrating are engaged in bitter internal debates with their own party elders, calling for them to abandon the scandal-plagued leader.

With Temer’s future on the line because of an ongoing corruption investigation and an electoral fraud trial that begins later Tuesday, the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) is considering leaving the cabinet and quitting the coalition whatever the outcome.

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