Brazil prosecutor general asks for Bolsonaro investigation over vaccine deal

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro walks from Catholic church in Brasilia

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's prosecutor general has requested an investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro over his conduct in negotiations to acquire an Indian COVID-19 vaccine, which has been steeped in scandal, according to a copy of the request seen by Reuters.

The request from the prosecutor will have to be approved by Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber and comes in response to a request from senators. The senators asked for an investigation over alleged corruption in the acquisition of vaccines.

(Reporting by Ricardo Brito)