In 2017, for the first time in the history of Brazil, a president was charged by the Public Prosecutor’s Office for the practice of common crimes during his mandate. In addition, Michel Temer received two different accusations in the same year.
According to the first indictment, President Temer had received bribes from JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking company and one of the largest companies in Brazil. The indictment was based on the plea-bargain deal of JBS owners and audios of conversations with the president recorded by them.
The second indictment accused the president and five other members of his party for taking part in a criminal organization and for obstructing the justice.
In order for the cases to be judged by the Supreme Court, votes from two-thirds of the members of the Chamber of Deputies (342 votes) were required. On August 2, 2017, the first indictment was rejected by the parliamentarians. Less than 3 months later, the same happened to the second indictment.
In order to help the general Brazilian public understand these extremely important votings for the country, Nexo’s Data and Technology Teams published 16 charts about the division of the deputies’ votes under various criteria: party, region of the country, gender, skin color, patrimony, type of vote during the process of impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff, federal money received in the year, electoral donations, among other criteria.
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