‘I Will Fight to Survive’: Rousseff Vows to Battle Impeachment Campaign
‘I Will Fight to Survive’: Rousseff Vows to Battle Impeachment Campaign © AP Photo/ Nelson Antoine
14:56 28.04.2016(updated 16:14 28.04.2016) Get short URL
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed to fight the ongoing impeachment process, believing she was able to survive attempts to ouster her from power.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On April 17, two-thirds of Brazil’s lower house lawmakers voted in favor of impeaching Rousseff, sending the vote to the Federal Senate, the upper chamber.
“More than just thinking that I will survive, I will fight to survive. Not just for my term in office, but I will fight because what I am advocating and defending is the democratic principle that governs political life in Brazil,” Rousseff told the CNN network in an interview to be aired Thursday, when asked whether she thought she would “survive” the current events. A part of the interview was already published on the CNN’s website.
Rousseff has been facing a wave of public discontent for over a year amid Brazil’s struggling economy and a major corruption scandal in the state-owned Petrobras petroleum company. The opposition has accused the president of corruption and of violating financial rules by manipulating state bank accounts to close budget gaps