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Out of office, Michel Temer set to face corruption investigations

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Michel Temer passes the presidential sash to Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: PR

Michel Temer’s rocky presidency is over. While he oversaw important economic measures to curb public spending and balance the federal budget, his two-and-a-half-year term will be remembered for its corruption scandals. In 2017, he became the only sitting president in Brazilian history to face an indictment request while still in office. Thanks to his status as president, Mr. Temer could only be prosecuted if two-thirds of the lower house decided to accept the charge. With immense horse-trading efforts, the now former president dodged two indictments against him. But now, as a “regular citizen”...

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