BRASILIA Dec 7 The Supreme Court is seeking an
agreement to resolve Brazil's constitutional crisis that would
allow indicted Senate head Renan Calheiros to stay on the job as
long as he is not allowed to become president of the country in
the line of succession, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported
The Supreme Court will meet at 2 p.m. (1600 GMT) to decide
whether to uphold or overturn an injunction by one of its
justices ordering Calheiros' removal because he was indicted for
embezzlement. Calheiros, whose mandate expires when Congress
goes into its Christmas recess in a few days time, refused to
step down on Tuesday.
The Brazilian real strengthened over 1 percent in
early trading as concerns eased that Calheiros' ouster could
potentially delay the approval of austerity measures. Stock
markets had not yet opened.
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Daniel Flynn)