Brazil’s top court has suspended Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha from his mandate, following a request by the country’s attorney general, officials say.
He has been accused of trying to obstruct corruption investigations against him and intimidate congressmen.
Mr Cunha is an outspoken critic of President Dilma Rousseff and has led an impeachment drive against her.
In a BBC interview, Ms Rousseff has vowed to “keep fighting”.
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