Superior Court in Brazil Authorizes Rousseff Re-Election Trial to Begin

If judges accept charges of illicit campaign contributions in 2014 election President Michel Temer could be ousted from office.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) in Brazil gave the green light on Monday (May 15th) for the trial which could nullify the 2014 Rousseff-Temer Presidential ticket and oust President Michel Temer from office. The trial, suspended at the beginning of April so that the defense could prepare, is expected to start in June.

The decision comes days after the Ministerio Publico (federal prosecutors’ office) sent a new opinion on the case, this time including the testimony by Rousseff's main campaign strategist João Santana and his wife Monica . . .

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