The corruption case, involving the payment of bribes by meatpacker JBS SA, had paralysed Temer’s reform agenda for six months and weakened his government.
It is the second set of criminal charges filed against President Michel Temer, based on the plea-bargain testimony of the owners of the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS SA.
The new investigation is based on a wiretapped conversation of a former Temer aide who discussed shaping the decree in return for bribes channelled from a port operator to the president.
A corruption scandal involving cartels of companies bribing officials for public contracts has enveloped most of Brazil’s political elite .
Small parties facing extinction opposed the vote threshold, which they said would favour larger established parties and hinder renewal of Brazil’s scandal-plagued political class.