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Brazil crisis: Rousseff impeachment vote 'annulled'

The impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been thrown into doubt

BBC reports: The acting speaker of Brazil's lower house, Waldir Maranhao, has annulled a vote in the lower house on 17 April that allowed the proceedings to go on to the Senate. He added that there were procedural flaws in the April 17 vote in the chamber that accepted impeachment charges against President.

The Senate was scheduled to vote on whether to start an impeachment trial on Wednesday. Now it is not clear if that vote will happen.

Last month the impeachment process was voted to be taken to the Senate, where a Senate committee recommended on Friday that the leftist president be put on trial by the full chamber for breaking budget laws. However, the news reported that Maranhao said the impeachment process should be returned by the Senate so that the lower house can vote again. He also added that it had been wrong of party leaders to instruct their members how to vote.

It remained unclear whether his decision could be overruled by the Supreme Court, the Senate or a majority in the house.

Mr Maranhao, who opposed the impeachment process in the 17 April vote, only took over as the speaker of the lower house last week, after the previous speaker, Eduardo Cunha, was suspended.

                                                    

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

EXPERT OPINION

Pedro Marin

Once the Captain has left the boat, the rats start fighting for the cheese. That’s what is going on now. Eduardo Cunha, who was the Lower House Speaker until he was suspended last week, wouldn’t go to prison without a fight. After all, he is the one who worked hard to get Dilma Roussef removed from office - and then was betrayed by his own allies in the Lower House.

What is happening now will not stop the impeachment. Things will get normal again - meaning President Dilma Roussef’s impeachment will be approved in the Senate - once Cunha is assured he won’t go to prison. Even Dilma know this already. “Be cautious, because we live in a scenario of tricks and wiles”, said Dilma to some allies who were cheering acting Lower House Speaker Waldir Maranhão’s decision. One possibility is that Cunha will be offered a position within Temer’s government.

Another possibility is that Waldir Maranhão’s decision will be smashed by the Supreme Court. In such case, Cunha will for sure go to prison, as he has nothing to bargain on anymore.

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