Dilma Rousseff impeached


The majority of the country's deputies voted for Rousseff’s removal from the post of president.

Long process

61 out of 81 senators for her impeachment. The procedure of impeachment itself was launched in December 2015. In April 2016, 367 (342 were necessary) deputies of the Lower House of Congress voted to impeach the president, which allowed the case to be transferred to the Senate. Impeachment then also won out in the Senate with 55 for and 22 against.

The trial was accompanied by scandals. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) withdrew from the coalition government, thereby significantly increasing the chances of President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.

The problem

Rousseff was charged for the fact that the government supposedly supported her initiative in 2014-2015 by moving planned spending on social programs to the next financial period in order to improve performance indicators in the current one. This led to an increase in domestic public debt as the state program was paid for by private banks whose funds are constantly used by the government. Rousseff is also accused of involvement in corruption schemes surrounding the Petrobras state oil company. However, no evidence was provided on this account.

The interim president - A corrupt Mason

Now, presidential power belongs to Michel Temer, who served as Vice President since 2011.

But Temer himself is under investigation for the financing of his election campaign in 2014. Even if he will retain his post until 2018, Brazil will be immersed in chaos and political instability by the next two-year election cycle.

Loss of legal culture

It should be recalled that the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff took place in violation of existing legislation. According to the laws and constitution of the country, the president can be dismissed only for reasons of proven crime. On this basis, the supporters of the incumbent president declared a coup attempt at the expense of democratic legitimacy.

Who is behind this?

This situation is beneficial to the US, which will now be able to take advantage of Brazil’s economic weakness and begin to control the country through financial and economic mechanisms.

Washington has had enough of Brazil’s active participation in BRICS and the CELAC regional project, as they undermine US global hegemony.