BRASILIA Dec 7 The longest-serving member of
Brazil's Supreme Court, Justice Celso de Mello, voted on
Wednesday to overrule an injunction ordering the head of the
Senate to step down following an embezzlement indictment.
De Mello said Calheiros should be allowed to stay in his
position but must be removed from Brazil's presidential line of
succession sue to his indictment. De Mello's view indicates that
Calheiros could survive as head of the Senate, and ensure
passage of key fiscal austerity measure next week.
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Daniel Flynn)