Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Facing Impeachment Dilma Rousseff "Will Fight to the Last Minute"

Brazil's Progressive Party (PP) and Republican Party (PRB) announced on Tuesday April 12, 2016 that their Member's of Parliament (MPs) would vote in favor of impeaching president Rousseff. Debates in congress will begin Friday, with MPs taking a vote on Sunday. If two-thirds of this lower-house vote for impeachment, the motion will be passed up to the Senate. President Rousseff, who faces claims of manipulating government accounts to artificially enhance Brazil's budget surplus, says she "will fight to the last minute" against the "coup" her opponents are planning against her.

April 14, 2016