Brazil's acting President Michel Temer called on his country to rally behind his government of “national salvation” hours after the Senate voted to suspend and put on trial his populist predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, for breaking budget laws.
United States continues to follow political development in Brazil and is confident that the country will work through its political challenges democratically in accordance with its constitutional principles, said the State Department spokesperson on Thursday in reply to a question on current events in Brasilia.
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called the impeachment a ‘coup’, the result of a fraudulent process that ignores the 54 million people who voted for her, but vowed to keep fighting hours after on early Thursday, the Senate voted in favor of her impeachment trial.
After 20 hours of debate, a clear majority in the Brazilian Senate voted on early Thursday morning to suspend Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, an action that removes her temporarily from office and sees her replaced by interim vice-president Michel Temer during her impeachment trial, which in 180 days could see her successor become full president until January 2019.
Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer could wait until June to appoint a new central bank chief if he takes over the reins of power this week, as part of a gradual transition to replace the bank's eight-member board, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
A clear majority of Brazil's Senate indicated on Thursday it will vote to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for breaking budget laws, signaling the end of 13 years of rule by the populist Workers Party in Latin America's largest nation.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has packed up personal photos and stripped the shelves in her third-floor office in the Planalto presidential palace, a sign she is accepting the loss of her job in a Senate vote on Wednesday.
Apologizes to the Brazilian people, and pledges to return US$ 280 million from a major construction contractor
Andrade Gutierrez, the second largest public works contractor in Brazil is to make public an apology to the Brazilian people for the illegal actions in the public construction contracts investigated by the Brazilian Federal Police's Lava Jato operation, reports Folha de Sao Paulo.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment process and possible suspension from office is back on track after the acting speaker of the Lower House, Waldir Maranhao repented and withdrew his controversial decision to annul an April 17 impeachment vote.
Brazilian markets weakened on Monday after the acting lower house speaker in Brazil's Congress annulled an impeachment vote, though losses were pared as investors bet the move would delay rather than prevent leftist President Dilma Rousseff's removal from office.