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Brazil's president says accusations against him are made up

Brazilian President Michel Temer enied any wrongdoing in a video published yesterday as the country's top prosecutor investigates him.

Published: 13th June 2017 04:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2017 04:09 AM   |  A+A-

Brazil President Michel Temer (File | AP)

By Associated Press

SAO PAULO: Brazilian President Michel Temer says recent accusations against him are made up and designed to frame him.

Temer denied any wrongdoing in a video published yesterday as the country's top prosecutor investigates him. He insisted he will remain in office so he can deliver austerity measures and reforms.

Brazil's Attorney General Rodrigo Janot is investigating Temer on charges of corruption, obstruction of justice and belonging to a criminal organisation.

Temer said Brazil's top electoral court decision not to remove him from office last week proved that the country's democracy is working. The unpopular leader said his office did not interfere in the 4-3 vote on Friday that kept him in the presidency.

Two of the four votes in Temer's favour were made by judges he appointed.

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