Suspended Brazilian President Insists She’s innocent; As Her Impeachment LoomsFeatured, Latest News, World News Monday, August 29th, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The suspended Brazilian President Ms. Dilma Rousseff has defended herself and insisted her conscience was “absolutely clean” as well as not committed any crime.
Rousseff was accused of illegally manipulating the budget to hide a growing deficit, during her impeachment trial in the Senate.
She made the defence during her impeachment trial in the country’s Senate.
Following the accusation, the embattled former President was recently suspended from the office and her Deputy Mr. Michel Temer was asked to assume her position on acting capacity.
Senators are due to vote later this week on whether to remove her from office for good or whether to reinstate her.
Rousseff claimed she had always honoured and upheld the country’s Constitution.
She also reminded Senators of her past as a resistance fighter who opposed military rule.
She maintained that she was determined to continue her fight against the attacks against her, which she described as a “coup”.
The embattled President insisted that she had been “unjustly accused” of crimes she did not commit.
In case she is sacked, Ms Rousseff warned of the dangers, alleging that the interim President Temer’s administration would limit public spending and act in the interest of a few economic elite.
After her defence, the suspended President will be questioned by Senators.
If eventually impeached, Ms Rousseff, 68, will be succeeded by the acting President Temer. He will complete her tenure which ends in December 2018.
It would be recalled on Sunday, supporters of Ms. Rousseff demonstrated in the capital, Brasilia, against her looming impeachment and called for the removal of Mr. Temer, whom she has accused masterminded the coup against her.
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