Understanding Today’s Impeachment Vote


Today the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies will vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Learn more about this process on Left Voice.

Photo from Esquerda Diario

Today is a defining day in President Dilma Rousseff’s government- there will be a vote in the Chamber of Deputies on the impeachment of the President. In order for the process to go forward, a two thirds majority must be in favor of impeachment. If the Chamber of Deputies votes in favor of the impeachment, the process moves forward to the Senate, where the impeachment must receive a simple majority of the votes. If this happens, Rousseff will be removed from office for 180 days, while she is awaiting judgement. In that case, Vice President Temer will become President for those 180 days.

In order to follow what is going on in Brazil today, read “Who’s Who in the Brazilian Crisis”

For a deeper analysis of the interests involved, read “The Brazilian Crisis in 10 Points”

To read the position of the Revolutionart Workers Movement, a left wing political party in Brazil, read “The Care for a Constitutional Assembly”.

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Tatiana Cozzarelli

Tatiana Cozzarelli

Tatiana is a former middle school teacher and current Urban Education PhD student at CUNY.