Vote on Brazil House Speaker Postponed

Agen Sabung Ayam

BRASÍLIA—The head of the reduced home of Brazil’s Congress, Eduardo Cunha, notched a partial victory Tuesday when the ethics committee yet again postponed a vote that could in the long run lead to him dropping the leadership situation.

The committee needs to choose whether or not to continue a month-extended discussion about allegations that Mr. Cunha lied to his peers. If discovered responsible, Mr. Cunha could be taken off from the publish he was elected to previously this calendar year.

The lawmaker has been embroiled in a prevalent corruption scandal centered on condition-controlled oil business Petróleo Brasileiro SA, PBR four.sixteen % or Petrobras. Prosecutors have asked for authorization to push charges of corruption and cash laundering against him, even though Brazil’s Supreme Courtroom has nevertheless to take the fees.

Mr. Cunha has denied any wrongdoing.

Before this yr, Mr. Cunha testified voluntarily ahead of a specific Congress committee looking into the Petrobras situation. At the time, he explained he didn’t maintain any undisclosed, offshore bank accounts.

Months later on, Brazilian prosecutors mentioned Swiss authorities experienced turned over documents linking Mr. Cunha to Swiss accounts.

His lawyer told the ethics committee on Tuesday that Mr. Cunha stands by his previously statements.

By Congress’ bylaws, if Mr. Cunha is located responsible of lying to his peers, the committee can recommend his ouster from the presidency of the decrease home. In that case, the situation would then go to a vote by all of the decrease house’s 513 members.

The committee held its fourth attempt to reach a selection on Tuesday. Following hrs of discussion, the assembly was named off soon prior to a vote because the decrease house’s primary session was opened by Mr. Cunha. By Congress’ bylaws, no committee can perform at the same time as the session.

A new try has been scheduled for Wednesday.

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