Government has to stop impeachment vote, believes Rousseff

The impeachment needs 342 favorable vote across the 513 MPs to be approved in the House and referred to the Senate.
23/03/2016 13h14 - Updated 23/03/2016 13h15
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President Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday they had “conviction” that the government has enough votes to block the impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives.

“We have to wait for the process to happen. I am convinced that we will have the necessary votes”, Rousseff told reporters on a visit to works in Brasilia, when asked if the government would have the necessary votes to defeat the attempted impediment presented by the opposition.

The request for impeachment against President, currently being discussed in a special committee of the House, need 342 favorable vote across the 513 MPs to be approved in the House and referred to the Senate.

If you have your progress authorized by the House, the Senate will decide, by a simple majority, is established or not the process.

In the interview, Dilma also said he “really sure” on the permanence of government PMDB ministers, even if the party decides the government landing at a meeting next week.

The National PMDB directory, largest party in the ruling coalition, meeting is scheduled for 29 to decide on the break with Plateau.

“We are very interested in the issue on the PMDB remaining in government. I'm very sure that our ministers are committed to their stay in government”, he said.

The President also commented on the decision of the Minister Teori Zavascki, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), to send the federal judge Sergio Moro send to STF investigations involving former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the operation Lava Jato.

“I think that all Brazilians should be very concerned when the investigative processes, lawsuits, They are not made within the law, because the basis of the democratic rule of law is the fulfillment of all the law. The Constitution applies to presidents of the Republic, judges, public ministry, Federal police, all citizens”.


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