The public support which crowned Rousseff to lead her legacy for the welfare of Brazil drastically turned against her because of the wide-ranging corruption scandal and fiscal misconducts surrounding her government. Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is apparently entangled in the political slump of what has been called a coup against her by the Workers’ Party.
She has been accused of mismanaging the financial accounts. And now she is on the brink of facing impeachment which could begin this Sunday, her hope to stay in power could meet a dead end.
Last month, tens of thousands of Brazilian rallied for a day across the country, calling her to step down. Since then the country has been witnessing a long row of corruption clamouring around Rousseff’s administration.
In the 2014 general elections, Rousseff contested the presidential runoff with Aécio Neves, an opposition. In the second round, she got 51.6% of the majority against Neves with 48.4% and held the crown of the presidential post.
In October 2014, The Federal Accounts Court stated that Rousseff’s financial and accounting practice and unauthorised loans from the state banks violated the law. Moreover, Rousseff was blamed for using donations in re-election process. Also, the opposition,PSDB, said that the donations were linked to the Petrobras(oil company) scandal, which involved bribery and kickbacks costing the company $2b in 2014. Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was also named in the scandal, according to Aljazeera.
As per a report by IBTimes, Rousseff said that her Vice-President Michel Temer is planning a coup against her and wants to overthrow her from the power. She claimed that an audio message released by Temer explicitly revealed his will to replace her as president.
“They now are conspiring openly, in the light of day, to destabilise a legitimately elected president,” Rousseff said.
According to BBC, she could be suspended from office in May and could further be permanently ousted from the presidential post.
With 513 members in the lower house, 342 votes are needed to take it to Senate. Out of 81 senators, at least 41 would need to vote in favour of Rousseff’s impeachment.