Brazil’s Temer Has the Votes to Crush Corruption Charges

Brazil President Michel Temer has the support to defeat a congressional motion that would put him on trial for alleged corruption, according to a tally of voter intentions compiled by Bloomberg.

The request to try Temer is expected to be up for both a lower house committee and a floor vote as early as this week. Counting only six of the eleven main parties in the president’s governing coalition, he would have backing from 203 lawmakers, more than the 172 needed to prevent a trial. The pro-Temer tally based on interviews with party leaders, legislators and presidential aides is likely to be much bigger when including legislators from the PSDB and DEM parties, which have been divided in their support.

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