impeachment trial enters third day with last witnesses

On Monday (29), Dilma will face questions from senators.
27/08/2016 12h46 - Updated 27/08/2016 12h46
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After hearing five testimonials, the final judgment of the impeachment of the president away process Rousseff enters its third day with testimony from former Finance Minister Nelson Barbosa and law professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Uerj) Ricardo Lodi Ribeiro.

The two will talk in Dilma defense; Barbosa as a witness and Lodi Ribeiro as informant. The testimony is scheduled to begin 10 am. The President of the Supreme Court (STF), Ricardo Lewandowski, presiding over the trial, obeyed request of senators opposed to the impeachment and accepted the appointment with the condition that there is no break in the statements for lunch, as it happened in the days.

Yesterday (25), They were heard economist Luiz Gonzaga Belluzzo, Professor of law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Geraldo Luiz Mascarenhas Prado and former executive secretary of the Ministry of Education Luiz Claudio Costa. Before, On thursday, Prosecutor of the prosecutor's statements were collected from the Federal Audit Court (TCU), Julio Marcelo de Oliveira and the auditor of the Federal Audit Court (TCU) Antonio Carlos Costa D'Ávila Oak.

One of the defense witnesses, former Secretary of Budget Esther Dweck, It was dismissed by defense, after controversy surrounding the prosecutor Julio Marcelo suspicion, that witness testified as an informant, after the defense lawyer, José Eduardo Cardozo questioned the participation of Julio Marcelo in a demonstration for the rejection of Dilma accounts, the first day.

On the second day of the trial, the prosecution lawyer Janaína Paschoal, which it is also one of the authors of the complaint which led to the case against Dilma Rousseff, He puts on suspicion former Secretary of Budget on the grounds that it was named adviser "for a parliamentarian who is one of the fiercest defenders of Dilma", no case, Senator Gleisi Hoffmann.

Dilma and Lula
After closing the hearings of witnesses, the final judgment of impeachment have, on Monday (29), the most awaited day with the presence of the president away, Dilma Rousseff to face questions from senators.

Dilma will arrive accompanied by former ministers, Presidents of allied parties, direct reports and people close to her, as former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. should attend, for example, former ministers Aloízio Mercadante, Jaques Wagner, Ananias and Miguel Rossetto, among others. Also present will be the presidents of PT, Rui Falcão, PCdoB, Luciana Santos, e do PDT, Carlos Lupi.

To accommodate or group, Renan booked the room for the presidency of the Senate hearings and an attached room with bathroom. according to Renan, in plenary, the president has the right to be accompanied by 20 people and the same number must be provided to prosecutors, which should also lead guests.

"There will be 20 people. We will compress journalists, that will serve, in practice, separation [between the two groups] and will guarantee the other side the same number of vacancies that already guarantee to the president ", said Senator.

The space constraints on the floor concerned the direction of House. The guests of Dilma and the prosecution will not be the only. Deputies, former lawmakers and congressional aides also have access to the plenary, which may cause overcrowding site. The press, including international, also takes up space in the tribune reserved. imaging professionals have occupied the galleries.

Source: Agency Brazil

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