Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Politics in Brazil: Fasten Your Seatbelts

The Brazil Initiative's own Dr. James N. Green recaps the political proceedings that lead up to Dilma Rousseff's effective suspension from the Presidency. Voting from Lower-House to Senate, along with the removal from office of former Speaker of the House Eduardo Cunha, all seemed to have contributed to the legitimacy of the impeachment proceedings making Rousseff's removal seem less like an arbitrary coup. These proceedings might additionally improve the image of a possible future government led by Michel Temer.

May 17, 2016