Brazil’s Prosecutor General Urges Court to Halt Impeachment of Rousseff
Brazil’s Prosecutor General Urges Court to Halt Impeachment of Rousseff © REUTERS/ Ueslei Marcelino
09:25 06.05.2016(updated 13:01 06.05.2016) Get short URL
Brazilian Prosecutor General Jose Eduardo Cardozo plans to request that the country’s Supreme Court halts the impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff due to House Speaker Eduardo Cunha’s abuse of office allegations, Agencia Brasil has reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Cunha, who launched impeachment proceedings against Rousseff on December 2, has been accused of obstructing corruption investigations against him and attempting to intimidate lawmakers.
“The decision by the Supreme Court is very important proof confirming [Cunha’s] abuse of office to reach his own goals going against the interests of society as with the case of impeachment,” Cardozo said.
On April 17, two-thirds of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies lawmakers voted in favor of impeaching Rousseff, sending the vote to the Federal Senate, the upper chamber. The senate is due to vote on holding an impeachment trial on May 11, which if held would trigger Rousseff’s suspension for up to 180 days.