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Temer Keeps Job as Brazil Court Nixes 2014 Election Charges

  • Four judges have voted to dismiss illegal financing case
  • Judgement removes most immediate threat to Temer’s presidency
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Brazil’s embattled President Michel Temer scored a breakthrough in his struggle to cling to power as Brazil’s top electoral court acquitted him of illegal campaign financing charges.

Four out of seven members acquitted Temer of charges that he and then President Dilma Rousseff accepted illegal contributions to their 2014 election campaign. A condemnation could have forced Temer out of office, plunging the country into a leadership crisis just over a year after his predecessor was impeached.