Details have emerged on why the impeached, Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, escaped the eight years ban from holding public offices or contesting for political offices, prescribed by the Brazilian constitution.
Leadership investigation revealed that, Rousseff, who, only, on Wednesday, was impeached as the President of the South American giant, Brazil, still has the constitutional right to remain in active politics and public services.
The opposition senators required 54 of the 81 Brazilian Senate votes, in a second balloting to place a blanket ban on Rousseff’s political carrier and holding public offices for eight years.
But that ended in woeful disappointment for the opposing lawmakers, who bragged openly, about their intention to stripe Rousseff of any dint of political relevance.
under the Brazilian constitution, the senators needed to secure 54 votes to ban Rousseff from politics. But they managed to secure 42 of 54 votes, while 36 senators voted against. This, according to international affairs analysts, provides a ray of sunshine for Ms Rousseff’s political future.
Meanwhile Ms Rousseff has described her impeachment as a ‘coup.’ Addressing crowed of her supporters at the Alvarado, Presidential Palace, Ms Rousseff, restated her innocence, while promising hell for her vice, Michel Temer, who is believed to have lent support to the opposition senators.
She vowed to form a formidable opposition against the new government headed by Temer. “They think that they beat us, but they are wrong.”
The Workers Party senators pourd vituperation on the impeachment saga, agreeing with Rousseff, that the coup against her was an affront on the 54 million Brazilians, who voted to re-elect her in 2014.
The whole scenario marked a catastrophic end for the 13 years rule of the Brazilian Workers Party, credited to have wrought massive reforms in the country, and by so doing, pulled millions out of poverty circles.