Opinion: Will Brazil’s President Dilma Resign? a Smidgen

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – No one in Brazil seems to want Dilma as President. Her approval ratings have sunk to nine percent, an all-time low. The Presidents of both houses of Congress are openly taking positions against her. Her Vice President, in charge of political liaison with Congress, has complained she won’t let him do his job. Half of PT, her own party, led by Lula, her predecessor, are in open revolt against her austerity program.

Worse yet, TCU, Brazil’s administrative oversight tribunal, has given Dilma thirty days in which to defend herself . . .

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