Right pushes through suspension of Rousseff



PRESIDENT Dilma Rousseff was suspended from office for six months by Senate vote yesterday to put her on trial for corruption.
Senators, many of whom themselves face charges of financial corruption linked to the Petrobras state oil company, voted 55-22 to impeach the Workers Party (PT) president.
Her demise was followed by the government’s sacking, allowing Ms Rousseff’s disloyal Vice-President Michel Temer to swear in his own cabinet.
Mr Temer, who has been quietly assembling a new cabinet for weeks in expectation of taking over, will slash the number of cabinet posts to 22 as a... read more

 
13 May 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Morning Star
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