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Brazil’s new govt loses key minister to scandal

world Updated: May 25, 2016 08:52 IST

BRASÍLIA: Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer’s government faced its first major crisis on Monday when a key minister stepped aside following a leaked recording in which he appears to discuss using Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment to derail a huge corruption probe. Planning minister Romero Juca said in a hurried appearance before television cameras that he would step aside from Tuesday. Although he did not resign, he was not expected to return, the Globo news site reported, quoting sources close to Temer.

First Published: May 25, 2016 08:52 IST