17/06/2016 14h43 - Updated 17/06/2016 14h44

Opposition attempts to log off impeachment

The justification was that there was not enough quorum, but the president did not accept the claims and continued with the session.
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After the testimony of former finance minister, Nelson Barbosa, confusion took over the special impeachment committee when opposition senators tried to tear down the session for lack of quorum.

The session was emptied, with only five senators.

Gleisi Hoffmann (PT-PR) He suggested that the session was closed and that the defense witnesses were heard at the next session. Around 14:45 Friday, 17, only José Medeiros senators (PSD-MT) and Waldemir Moka (PMDB-MS) They represented the base of the chairman, Michel Temer.

The chairman of the committee, Raimundo Lira (PMDB-PB), He did not accept the quorum of questioning and alleged that the session did not need more senators, because it was not deliberative session, with polls.

To counter the opposition, Senators triggered other colleagues to come back to the committee. With the arrival of parliamentary, confusion intensified.

Between shouts and accusations, Senator Medeiros countered Lindbergh Farias (PT-RJ). “Brazil is seeing you wanting to tear down the session to go to the birthday of daughter”, said. Lindbergh replied that he could not go and had already missed the flight.

Standing, Senators surrounding Raimundo Lira showing the regiment. Lastly, with calmer spirits, parliamentarians resumed the meeting and the suggestion to stop the session was not accepted.

The next witness to be heard by the commission will be former Minister of Education, José Henrique Paim Fernandes.

Source: Exame.com

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