The President of Brazil has canceled a trip to the G20 summit amid allegations of corruption

Michel Temer

The President of Brazil Michel Temer said an official visit to the G20 summit, reports Globo. The residence of the head of state did not specify the reasons for the decision.

The visit was scheduled for July 7-8. According to the publication, revocation may be associated with a major political scandal that erupted around the Temer.

On 27 June the chief Federal Prosecutor of Brazil’s Rodrigo Janot filed charges against the President taking bribes. It is directed to the Supreme court. This charge is expected to be the first in a series of alleged episodes of corruption against an extremely unpopular leader of the country.

Michel Temer, who had been Vice President, became head of state in 2016, after the impeachment of Rousseff. It is expected that he will govern the country until January 1, 2019.