Opinion: Brazil’s Shameless Parliament, Round Three

What the “yes” voters wanted was to continue under President Temer, in spite of the fact that 97 percent of the Brazilian population want Temer out of office.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, as expected, the federal Chamber of Deputies voted to suspend any criminal proceedings against Temer before the STF. The vote was closer than the previous one held in August, but blocking prosecution still won the day.

The vote was open, not secret, and every legislator in the Chamber had to come to the microphone and state whether they supported the report exempting Temer from prosecution. The final tally . . .

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