Brazil president’s budget controversy: symptom of a failing system?

‘Dilma Rousseff gives news conference at the Presidential Palace’, by Agency Brazil, 16 March 2015.

The end has almost certainly come for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s time in office.

She is waiting for the senate’s formal vote on whether or not to suspend her from office for one hundred and eighty days, on allegations of illegal manipulation of the budget.

But her possible replacement is a complicated issue. In Brazilian politics, over half of the politicians are under investigation for major crimes.

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