Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court on Friday voted 4-3 to reject a motion that would have removed Brazilian President Michel Temer from office for alleged campaign finance violations in 2014. The close, and closely watched, vote came after three days of legal maneuvering. Temer, however, is still not assured of a smooth ride through to the end of his term in December of 2018. Damaging testimony on alleged bribery and influence-peddling from owners of meatpacker JBS have given rise to impeachment moves in Congress. Temer’s job approval rating hovers around 10% against widespread public revulsion against corruption. Meanwhile, nominal congressional allies have been debating whether to abandon Temer’s tenuous coalition.
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