Brazil president formally accused of conspiracy against corruption inquiry

Charge marks latest crisis for Michel Temer, with stage set for constitutional battle as president is accused of working to silence witnesses

Brazil’s embattled political hierarchy has suffered another indignity after the country’s top prosecutor formally accused President Michel Temer of conspiring with his chief coalition partner to silence witnesses and obstruct a corruption investigation.

Temer has lurched from crisis to crisis since he took power last year after plotting the impeachment of his running mate, Dilma Rousseff.

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