Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Brazil’s Congress Must Consider Impeaching Vice President - The New York Times

A justice on Brazil’s high court ruled on Tuesday that an impeachment request made against the country’s vice president, Michel Temer — who had been expected to take over the presidency if Dilma Rousseff were to be ousted — must also be considered by the country’s Congress while it holds hearings about removing Ms. Rousseff.

The interim ruling by Justice Marco Aurélio Mello puts another obstacle in the path of those pushing to impeach Ms. Rousseff and who had thought that Mr. Temer taking over would help quickly fix the country’s political and economic crises. Brazil is battling a prolonged economic recession and huge corruption scandal.

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