Majority of Brazilian Senators May Support Rousseff's Impeachment

Majority of Brazilian Senators May Support Rousseff’s Impeachment © AP Photo/ Eraldo Peres

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A survey conducted by the Folha de Sao Paolo newspaper revealed that the upcoming vote in the Brazilian Federal Senate on the issue of President Dilma Rousseff impeachment might be supported by over a half of members of the upper house of the parliament.

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — The upcoming vote in the Brazilian Federal Senate on the issue of President Dilma Rousseff impeachment might be supported by over a half of members of the upper house of the parliament, a survey conducted by the Folha de Sao Paolo newspaper revealed on Tuesday.

At present, 48 out of 81 senators are ready to vote in favor of the impeachment, the poll showed. Meanwhile, 20 parliamentarians said they would vote against the proposed measure and the remaining 13 have not made any decision so far, or refused to answer the question.

The senators will hold an impeachment vote after a special Senate commission is formed within 10 days to assess the legal validity of Rousseff’s dismissal and make a non-binding recommendation.

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.

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