A Brazilian court acquitted the country’s President in the case of financial irregularities

Michel Temer

Brazil’s Supreme court dismissed charges against the President of Brazil Michel Temer. On Friday, June 9, the Associated Press reports.

Temer was accused of illegal financing of the presidential campaign of Dilma Rousseff in 2014. Temer then walked with her to the polls as a contender for the Vice presidency.

The verdict was passed by four votes to three. In the case of recognition of guilt Temer, he would have to leave his post.

Political crisis in Brazil broke out after the recording appeared, which Temer supposedly discusses “buying the silence” of former speaker of the house, Eduardo Cunha. Later a judge of the Federal Supreme court of Brazil gave permission for the opening of a criminal case. Thus, the current head of state officially became a suspect in corruption. While Temer denies the accusation. The country erupted into mass protests.

Michel Temer, who had been Vice President, became head of state after the issuance of the impeachment of Rousseff. On 31 August the Senate authorized her removal from office for committing financial irregularities. It is assumed that Temer will govern the country until January 1, 2019, when the was supposed to expire presidential term, Rousseff.