The Brazilian Supreme Court on Tuesday made Brazil’s political waters even more turbulent by forcing inclusion of Vice President Michel Temer in a congressional impeachment procedure. Earlier this week, Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha rejected a motion to include Temer in impeachment proceedings aimed at removing President Dilma Rousseff. Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Marco Aurélio Mello ordered Cunha to include Temer, since the vice president is accused of the same budgetary irregularities as President Rousseff. A dual impeachment could make Cunha Brazil’s acting president. However, Cunha himself is under investigation by the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Police for alleged corruption.
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