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Folha exposes Rousseff's 'exit with dignity' next week and plans for a comeback strategy

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 08:07 UTC
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On May 12, Rousseff will leave the presidential Planalto Palace descending by the main ramp accompanied by ministers, advisors, to a crowd of supporters On May 12, Rousseff will leave the presidential Planalto Palace descending by the main ramp accompanied by ministers, advisors, to a crowd of supporters

President Dilma Rousseff laid out the details last Monday for what she calls her “bunker of resistance”: a team of advisors to be installed in the Alvorada Palace next week. It will have a maximum of 15 members, according to a report to one of the main dailies, Folha de Sao Paulo.

 Rousseff has also decided that on May 12, when she is likely to be suspended from her duties for up to 180 days, she will leave her office by descending the main ramp at the Planalto Palace, accompanied by ministers, advisors, friends and perhaps even her predecessor Lula da Silva.

After this, she will meet in the official presidential residence with a small group of allies, though officially this should not include any current government ministers.

Jaques Wagner (Personal Office of the Presidency), Ricardo Berzoini (Government Secretary) and Edinho Silva (Social Communication) will undergo “quarantine”, a remunerated period of time during which they will be unable to act as ministers, in order to avoid a conflict of interest. However, they will help “informally” Rousseff's “HQ”.

In the select group to be installed at the Alvorada are allies such as Giles Azevedo (special advisor to the presidency), José Eduardo Cardozo (Attorney General), Carlos Gabas (Civil Aviation), Tereza Campello (Social Development and Anti-Hunger) and Alessandro Teixeira (Tourism), as well as the president's personal advisor, the journalist Bruno Monteiro.

Rousseff wants the group to gather information on her government and create a strategy for the period of up to six months that she could be suspended from her duties while the Senate considers the case for her impeachment.

Advisors at the Planalto Palace have obtained authorization from the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, for a plane from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), cars, security teams and Rousseff's team of 12 to 15 special advisors, for the time she is suspended.

Rousseff's predecessor Lula and PT leaders are encouraging Rousseff to travel around Brazil - and perhaps even abroad - to denounce what they call a “coup” and what would be an “illegitimate” government formed by Vice-President Michel Temer (PMDB).

Rousseff was advised to leave the presidency “with dignity” and agreed to the idea of descending the ramp up to the Planalto Palace on the day she begins her suspension.

PT leaders will also take party activists and representatives from social movements to the Planalto Palace, in a show of support for the president.

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  • Terence Hill

    “…Brazil’s constitution, ... A ..leader is ..confronted with an array of parties that he or she must woo with jobs, ministries and policy commitments if a coalition supporting the president is to be put together in Congress. The result can be an executive that has lost half its room for manoeuvre ..to attempt to rule…...investigating the Petrobras affair, and the federal judge Sergio Moro then took it up…the intention seems to have been to purify Brazilian politics, taking as precedent the Italian ‘‘clean hands” investigation of the 1990”
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/18/the-guardian-view-on-dilma-rousseffs-impeachment-a-tragedy-and-a-scandal
    ”…the Clean Hands investigation shook the foundations of the Italian political system…Brazil’s Operation Lava Jato…it is generating a political crisis similar to that which led to the 1964 coup…The judicial system — defender and guarantor of the legal order — has become a dangerous source of legal disorder. Blatantly illegal and unconstitutional judicial measures, a crassly selective persecutory zeal, ... and a seemingly anarchic judicial hyper-activism — resulting, for instance, in 27 injunctions relating to a single political act (President Dilma’s invitation to Lula da Silva to join the government)… and democracy being highjacked by the non-elected sovereign body“
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/18/the-guardian-view-on-dilma-rousseffs-impeachment-a-tragedy-and-a-scandal
    Ironic that ”Clean Hands“ criteria if applied in Brazil would result in 60% of congress being ineligible to have voted in the impeachment process.
    “clean hands doctrine. n. a rule of law that a person ...must be free from unfair conduct (have ”clean hands” or not have done anything wrong) in regard to the subject matter...
    Clean hands doctrine legal definition of clean hands …” legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/clean+hands+doctrine

    May 06th, 2016 - 03:52 pm 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “... she will leave her office by descending the main ramp at the Planalto Palace, accompanied by ministers, advisors, friends and perhaps even her predecessor Lula da Silva”.

    It would be more appropriate if she were carried down the ramp, on the shoulders of the garbage men...

    ”Advisors at the Planalto Palace have obtained authorization from the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, for a plane from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), cars, security teams and Rousseff's team of 12 to 15 special advisors, for the time she is suspended“.......

    Never heard of ex-presidents having the right to the use of FAB airplanes....all at the expense of the taxpayer...but in this case, knowing Mr. Renan Calheiros, am not suprised. Always thought he was a doormat for Dilma.

    ”Rousseff's predecessor Lula and PT leaders are encouraging Rousseff to travel around Brazil - and perhaps even abroad - to denounce what they call a “coup” and what would be an “illegitimate” government formed by Vice-President Michel Temer (PMDB)“....

    And may I ask, ”who is going to pay for all this ?” Stupid question, of course it is the PT ; after all they filled their coffers with billions stolen from Petrobras and other State companies.

    May 07th, 2016 - 09:37 pm 0
  • Terence Hill

    Persons that are proven liars lose all credibility to pass any kind of judgement anyone or anything. As they don't have 'clean hands'.

    May 07th, 2016 - 10:40 pm 0
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