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“Under no condition, I might resign” says Brazil's Lower House speaker

Monday, October 12th 2015 - 06:19 UTC
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The speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress ruled out resigning in response to pressure from colleagues over allegations that he took bribes and stashed the money in Swiss bank accounts. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    His previous name wasn't Blatter, was it?

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    While on principle it's always healthy to get rid of corrupt politicians, in his case it might be a pity to see him go, as he is one of the few politicians that has openly declared he hates the PT and is actively doing all he can - within the limits of his position - to screw Dilma and the PT. Best solution : get rid of Dilma first, then him.

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LatAmBurgher

    @2 Jack

    My fear, however, is that they'll get rid of him and subsequently lionize her for keeping her mouth shut. The PT monster could very well get what it wants if things happen in the right order. Both Dilma and Cunha need to go at the same time.

    Oct 14th, 2015 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @3 LatAmBurgher
    That is exactly my concern. If the PT manages to get Cunha kicked out and then replaces him with one of their own, as they tried when he (Cunha) was elected, the accusations against Dilma might just fade away in a political marasmus and the fat B survives to carry on destroying the economy and taking the country further left. The people, generally speaking, are to ignorant to see through the PT. But if at this point, only Dilma goes, I won't be sad. And after her, the nine-fingered toad.
    The irony of the situtaion - not really surprising when it involves the PT - is that the PT tried to get FHC impeached during his 2nd term (1999-2002), and they failed. Before that , in '92, the process was executed as foreseen in the Constitution to get rid of Collor, but the fact that he resigned before the process ended, made no difference - he still lost his political rights for 8 years. Now that the opposition is trying to do the same thing to Dilma, they call foul-play.
    Obviously, the PT's 'Manual of Democracy' does not include the impeachment of one of 'their' presidents.

    Oct 15th, 2015 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Of course he wont resign. He knows that as soon he's out of the speaker's chair then he's dead meat.

    Cunha's problem is that he is in a one sided Mexican standoff.

    Oct 17th, 2015 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @5 Hippy
    Dead meat ? if so, the same goes for fatty Dilma.

    Oct 17th, 2015 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    The word is that Cunha is not going to be speaker much longer.

    Oct 19th, 2015 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @7 Hippy
    I don't know where you manage to get these exclusive reports.......Maybe I'm not watching the right news channels...

    Oct 19th, 2015 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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