Majority of Brazil Senate voted for the Impeachment of Rousseff

Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 13:00

The majority of Brazilian senators have declared their intention to vote in favor of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Forty-two senators indicated in floor speeches during a marathon session that they will vote against the president, giving the opposition the simple majority of the 81 seats it needs to put her on an impeachment trial. The discussions, which started Wednesday morning, are expected to continue for several hours before the official voting.

A lengthy debate lasting all night preceded the actual vote. The Senate session opened 20 hours ago.

There are a total of 81 senators in the upper house, but only 71 were present. By 05:45 local time (08:45GMT), all 71 senators present had spoken. Final speeches were expected to last 30 minutes before the vote took place.

Of those, 49 - a majority - backed the impeachment trial in their speeches, 20 rejected it and two did not give an indication as to how he would vote.

Experts from Katehon state:

This attempt to remove Rousseff from power and discredit the Workers Party was initiated by the United States with the help of local liberal groups that have a strong presence in Brazil.
Washington's project aims to split the unity of Latin America and appoint their US henchmen to key positions in a number of countries. Previously, the White House brought a new president into power in Argentina and organized coups against the presidents of Paraguay and Honduras.