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Brazil: Rousseff facing impeachment threats from parliament


‘Minimal indications’ of wrongdoing exist to put Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on trial for corruption, says Congressman Jovair Arantes.

His statement to the lower-house committee investigating the leader increases the likelihood she will be impeached.

The sixty-five-member body will vote on the findings of Arantes’s report on Monday.

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“I consider that there is serious evidence of personal and willful conduct by the president of the republic that undermine the federal institution. This preliminary hearing reveals severities (wrongs) sufficient enough and apt for authorising the impeachment process,“congressman Arantes said.

Brazil’s first female President is accused of manipulating government funds to boost her 2014 bid for re-election.

Arantes claims to have found evidence she bypassed certain fiscal responsibility rules.

Rousseff denies any wrongdoing and maintains she will not step down.

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