Vote on the impeachment process can be completed by the end of the month

The information was given by the President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, which provides for the start of the trial by the House in the days 25 or 26 this month.
03/08/2016 08h46 - Updated 3/08/2016 17h22
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The vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in the Senate should be completed by the end of this month. The information was given by the President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL), which provides for the start of the trial by the full House in the days 25 or 26 next.

"The trial will begin on 25 or 26 [of August]. Certainly, We can conclude that [voting] before the end of the month. I will work to make it happen effectively ", Renan said the press.

Renan pointed out that it is unable to predict when it will be voted the process and that the President of the Supreme Court (STF), Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, He suggested a meeting with party leaders and senators, On thursday (4), after assessing the pronunciation by the special committee of impeachment, to set the process of voting procedures in the Senate plenary.

According to Renan, if necessary, the Senate will work on Saturday and Sunday to the decision of the impeachment process. "The trial will depend on the time to hear witnesses, the term of the defense and to 10 minutes for each senator who wants to talk. If you need to hear witnesses on Friday, not a Saturday, and if necessary to hear the charge, the defense on Saturday or Sunday, Lets do this". He added that, at its meeting on Thursday, They should be combined and defined final procedures. "The procedures need to be established so that we have, until the end of the month the concreteness of a decision ", said Senator.

Asked about his position in the final vote, Senate President replied: "I did not vote admissibility, I will not vote pronunciation, ou impronúncia, and I do not intend to vote for the judgment ".

Renan denies pressure

Senate President denied having received the request of the Presidential Palace, or interim president Michel Temer, to speed up the conduct of impeachment proceedings due to the presidential trip to China.

Today, at lunch with Temer, Renan said he talked about the situation, a legislative agenda, economic expectations and the results begin to appear. "The president does not do me this appeal. Never. The president did not speak of the process vote. "

Source: Agency Brazil

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