Brazil president Dilma Rousseff says she will fight on



    Brazil president Dilma Rousseff says she will fight on

    May 5, Brasilia: Brazil's beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff has said she is an "innocent victim" and she will fight on as possible impeachment looms.

    In an interview with BBC, she vowed to "keep fighting...to come back to government if the impeachment request is accepted."

    Rousseff is accused of manipulating government accounts, which she denies.

    The Senate will decide whether to start an impeachment trial next week. If that happens she will be suspended from office for 180 days, reports said.

    Recent polls conducted by Brazil's major newspapers suggest that a majority of the 81 senators will vote in favour of the trial.

    Rousseff is accused of manipulating budget figures in 2014 to make her government's economic performance appear better than it was - ahead of her re-election.

    The president has defended her government's fiscal measures as common practice in Brazil.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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