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Lower House decides Temer’s fate

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Lower House decides Temer’s fate

 Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies begins voting on Wednesday (Oct. 15)  on whether it will allow the Supreme Court to try President Michel Temer on charges of leading a criminal organization and obstructing justice. It’s the second time this year that Temer has faces such a vote.

As a sitting president, Temer cannot be tried unless two-thirds of the lower house members accept the charges. If they do , House Speaker Rodrigo Maia would  replace Temer during the trial. If such threshold is not reached, charges against Temer will be suspended  up to when he leaves office.