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  • Fights loom after Brazil's lower chamber OKs impeachment

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) For the second time in under a quarter century, Brazil's Chamber of Deputies voted to open impeachment proceedings against a democratically elected leader, dealing a devastating blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose left-leaning Workers' Party came to power 13 years ago on the promise of improving the lot of the poor.

    The 367-137 vote late Sunday in favor of impeachment was well over the 342 votes needed for the proceedings to move ahead to the Senate, where a majority vote will determine whether Rousseff is put on trial and suspended while Vice President Michel Temer temporarily takes over. The exact date of the Senate vote is not known, but it's widely expected by the middle of next month.

    That throws the country's political landscape into confusion as Brazil prepares to host the Olympic Games in August.

    The vote in the lower house sparked elation among many Brazilians who hold Rousseff responsible for everything from the devastating recession to chronic high taxes and poor public services. At the same time, a broad swath of the population was deeply upset by the results, which many decried as anti-democratic.
    AP - Full Article

  • #2
    There are 65 members on the impeachment commission, 37 of them are in the midst of criminal proceedings themselves.
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    • #3
      The proximal cause of Brazil's most acute woes is the collapse in oil prices... Impeachment isn't likely to help, even if the target of the impeachment is a Communist.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Persephone View Post
        There are 65 members on the impeachment commission, 37 of them are in the midst of criminal proceedings themselves.
        One of the members of the lower house voting in favour of the President's impeachment for corruption saw her husband arrested the next day as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into corruption...

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        • #5
          From what I understand this is partly fueled by the "impeachers" wanting to shift the attention to her and shut of all the other investigations. We'll see.
          Wisdom is personal

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          • #6
            Politically, this is a fight between the Leftists in Brazil with the Center and Right piling on. It's more a play for power than a viable reason for impeachment.

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