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Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption

Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country’s chief prosecutor.

He is accused of receiving money from the boss of a giant meat packing firm implicated in a corruption scandal.

Mr Temer, however denies any wrongdoing.

The charges have been delivered to a Supreme Court judge who must now decide if the case can be sent to the lower House of parliament.

The lower House would then vote on whether President Temer can be tried.

Mr Temer has vowed to prove his innocence.

He has faced a series of accusations since taking office last year but these are the first formal charges against him.

BBC

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