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Rousseff cancels Washington trip to avoid Temer from becoming acting president

Thursday, March 31st 2016 - 02:04 UTC
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Dilma and Temer in better times share a private conversation Dilma and Temer in better times share a private conversation

President Dilma Rousseff decided on Tuesday to cancel her planned trip to the United States next Thursday to participate in the 4th Nuclear Security Summit, to be held in Washington.

 The decision was taken following on PMDB's withdrawal from the federal government's coalition, as the political crisis faced by Rousseff intensified with the possibility that other allied parties will also leave the government coalition.

The cancellation of the trip also prevents Vice President Michel Temer, national president of the PMDB and the main articulator of the party's withdrawal from the government's coalition, from becoming acting president of Brazil for two days.

According to the Brazilian Constitution, the Vice President takes the President's position when the holder leaves the national territory.

Categories: Politics, Brazil, United States.

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  • Hepatia

    I think that Mercopeguin is stretching the truth by claiming that the cancellation is to prevent Temer acting as president.

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 02:32 am 0
  • Skip

    Really Hepatia?

    Why didnt she cancel this earlier? Why just now?

    Imagine being a president of a country you now think is an importer global player..... and being too scared to leave it.

    Dilma must be hiding a lot of dirt if she can't even leave for 2 days.

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 06:06 am 0
  • golfcronie

    Maybe Temer could ban her from entering Brazil as a person not condusive to the national good of Brazil. You know these countries make up laws as they go along.

    Mar 31st, 2016 - 06:56 am 0
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