Coup in Brazil
In the first exclusive interview following her impeachment, former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said that her unelected successor, installed president Michel Temer, has “confessed to the coup” against her.
Rousseff was referring to controversial public remarks delivered by Temer last week in which he explicitly stated that the impeachment process was initiated due to Rousseff’s refusal to accept his party’s neo-liberal economic plan, rather than the alleged budgetary manipulations which served as the stated justification for impeachment. Temer’s remarks were first reported by The Intercept Brasil last Thursday.
As Rousseff stated:
“Also, there were those with their own plans who wanted something else: ‘We will implement a political program that was not approved by the ballot box, a different political plan’. And this is being confessed, there’s something curious about this coup, they confess the coup. Two days later. They’re confessing. Last confession came from the illegitimate and usurper president, currently in office, who said the following: ‘We came up with the impeachment to implement the program ‘Bridge to the Future’. Well, the program ‘Bridge to the Future’, that takes away labor rights, takes away social rights, privatizes, and sells lands to foreigners, this program was not approved by the ballot box. So, this is another reason behind the coup.”
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