The head of Brazil's Senate commission considering the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff has recommended that the legal process for her removal from office should continue.
The head of Brazil’s Senate commission considering the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff has recommended that the legal process for her removal from office should continue.
The 21-member commission is due to vote on the findings of the 126-page document into the alleged wrongdoings of Dilma Rousseff.
— Jornal da Globo (
JornalDaGlobo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JornalDaGlobo/status/728070823299276800">May 5, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b>Senator Antonio Anastasia compiled the report: "The special impeachment commission finds Dilma Rousseff has committed an impeachable offence, by opening extra avenues of credit by presidential decree, without the authorisation of the national congress." <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brazil impeachment: Dilma Rousseff begins her long goodbye <a href="https://t.co/gv4aDv04Tj">https://t.co/gv4aDv04Tj</a> <a href="https://t.co/h1EhvkkeOm">pic.twitter.com/h1EhvkkeOm</a></p>— Hindustan Times (htTweets) May 2, 2016
Rousseff is accused of violating fiscal law by shifting around government funds to make up shortfalls. Her many accusers say she did it to bolster flagging support ahead of a general election.
President Rousseff is determined to fight against the impeachment process:
“There is a movement for impeachment in Brazil today, which I will fight against with all my being, because I’m safe in the knowledge that I have not committed an impeachable offence.” > #CoupInBrazil
Increasingly we are discussing, the more one sees of DILMA INNOCENCE!
THIS impeachment is COUP yes! pic.twitter.com/0hVuzqkWtB
— #SOScoupInBrazil (@ReginaldoRPM) April 29, 2016
The full Senate is due to vote on her impeachment on May 11, if a majority of the Senate votes against her she will be suspended from office for up to 180 days as the impeachment trial runs its course.