Brazilian President survives congress corruption vote

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By Euronews
Brazilian President survives congress corruption vote

<p>The Brazilian House of Congress has voted not to put President Michel Temer on trial for corruption.</p> <p>263 voted against the motion to put the president on trial while 227 voted in favour. 115 short of the number of votes needed to pass the motion.</p> <p>Opposition lawmakers in the lower house of Congress failed to obtain the two-thirds majority needed to send the case to the Supreme Court.</p> <p>“On this day where the chamber of deputies that represents the Brazilian people has voted in a clear way , the sovereign decision of the parliament. It’s not a personal victory, but it’s a victory for democracy and state of law.”</p> <p>Temer has been accused of receiving 11 million euros in bribes from the boss of a giant meatpacking firm. </p> <p>He has denied the allegation.</p>