Brazil’s Rousseff Vows to Fight After Losing Impeachment Vote

Should she succeed the question is how will she manage the country with only 28% support from Congress??

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday pledged to continue fighting an impeachment process that she considers a threat to democracy and a personal affront.

Visibly downcast, Rousseff struck a personal tone in her first speech since the lower house of Congress on Sunday voted to put her on trial in the Senate. She likened the current struggle to her fight against Brazil’s 1964-85 military dictatorship.

“I feel wronged. They won’t kill my hope,” Rousseff told reporters at the presidential palace in Brasilia. “It’s not the beginning of the end. We’re at the beginning of a fight — a long, drawn-out fight.”

 Rousseff’s comments came as investors shift their focus to the speed in which the impeachment process will unfold and Vice President Michel Temer’s chances of reviving economic growth. Initial euphoria over Temer’s plans to downsize government and cut spending has given way to concerns that he may struggle to unite a divided country, and that his party may get wrapped up in the two-year corruption scandal that has rocked the Rousseff administration.

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