The Brazilian Bar Association on Thursday formally asked Congress to impeach the nation’s President, Michel Temer. The association spearheaded two previous impeachment drives, against then President Fernando Collor in 1992 and then President Dilma Rousseff in 2016. Both presidents were subsequently removed from office by Congress. The latest motion was delivered to Congress personally by the association’s President, Claudio Lamarchia. The association’s board-of-directors voted 25-1 to present the motion. The motion accuses Temer of various corrupt actions involving illegal campaign contributions, influence-peddling and conspiracy. The motion comes against a background of increasing pressure against Temer, who has denied the allegations and vowed not to resign. According to press reports, congressional support for the chief executive is eroding. Public revulsion against corruption has also worked to undermine Temer’s public support, which was never strong.
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