Opinion: Brazil’s Confusing Impeachment Process

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon writes this as the several dozen political parties represented in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies are trying to choose the 65 representatives on the Impeachment Committee. The Committee membership must be proportional to the number of seats in the Chamber.

PT and PMDB, the largest two parties, get eight representatives each; PSDB, the largest opposition party, will have six members. Several others have four.

While it is expected that all eight PT members will be anti-impeachment, and all six PSDB will be pro-impeachment, no one can say what . . .

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