Friday, 9 June 2017

Brazil judges delay vote which could topple president

Brazil's Superior Electoral Court has deliberated but delayed voting on a case which could topple the country's President, Michel Temer.

The court, tasked with overseeing the electoral process, is looking at whether the 2014 elections were won using illegal campaign donations.

These were the elections that Dilma Rousseff won, with Mr Temer as her running mate.

Ms Rousseff has since been impeached and replaced by Mr Temer.

She was accused of illegally moving funds between government budgets.

As a result, Mr Temer took over as Brazil's president in August 2016.

However, this case - which was paused in April - could render the entire result from 2014 invalid, meaning he too could be removed from office.

BBC      News.