Brazil supreme court authorises police questioning of president

Baku, May 31, AZERTAC

Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that it has authorized police to question President Michel Temer about corruption allegations.

According to EFE, the head of state has the option to respond in writing to a list of questions, rather than submit to an interrogation in person.

The Supreme Court, which has jurisdiction over cases involving senior officials and members of Congress, is investigating Temer on suspicion he accepted bribes and conspired to obstruct justice.

The ruling by the high court did not specify a date for the questioning of the president by Federal Police.

Cunha, one of the most prominent political figures to be ensnared in a $2 billion bribes-for-inflated contracts scandal centered on state oil company Petrobras, spearheaded the effort that led to Rousseff's impeachment.

In the face of growing calls for his resignation, Temer has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to stay on as president.

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