Brazil's Temer confident on eve of voting which may suspend him

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-02 17:44:25|Editor: An
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President Michel Temer declared Tuesday that he will "put the country back on track" before a key vote by the lower house of Brazil's Congress to decide his future in office.

"The goal of our government is to put Brazil back on track so that, with things on the right track, whoever arrives in 2019 can drive the train with no accidents," he said.

In a demonstration of confidence for Wednesday's voting, President Temer highlighted the work of his administration, even the controversial and questionable measures, and said he aimed at leaving a better country for his successor.

Temer has been charged with corruption. Brazilian law dictates that he must be tried by the Congress, so the House will vote on Wednesday on whether the charges against the president will be accepted and a process against him will commence.

Despite the dire situation in Brazil and Temer's record-low approval rating, which reached an astounding five percent last week, the president's congressional support is such that there is a significant chance he will manage to beat his opponents in Wednesday's voting, leading to the accusations being shelved.