Dilma decides to go to the Senate to present a defense in the impeachment process

The judgement, which will decide the political future of President away, It is expected to start next day 25, at 9 am.
17/08/2016 13h58 - Updated 18/08/2016 09h33
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The away President Dilma Rousseff decided to attend the final judgment of impeachment proceedings in the Senate to try to avoid their definitive removal from office. According to the advisory Dilma, she waits for the Senate presidents, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL), e do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, defining the date. Levandowski will chair the sessions which is to decide the political future of President away.

The trial is expected to start next day 25, at 9 am. In the session in which it is permitted to speak, Dilma must respond to possible questions from senators and reaffirm the right to defend the charges of having committed crimes of liability against the Budget Law and the guard and the legal use of public resources. The complaints were motivated by the publication of three presidential decrees to open additional credits and transactions with public banks, in 2015.

According to the indictment, the decrees were issued in violation of current fiscal target without the authorization of the National Congress. The defense argues that the texts have support of the Annual Budget Law (LOA) from 2015 and that there was no deceit of President, it would have only followed technical and legal recommendations from other bodies.

Today (17), to get the Senate to meet with Lewandowski and party leaders, Renan Calheiros told reporters he expects the final decision on the impeachment of the president away is completed in four days. The definitive removal of Dilma requires, no minimum, 54 of 81 senators, or two-thirds of parliamentarians, vote for conviction.

Source: Agency Brazil

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