Brazil impeachment: Dilma Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ and ‘farce’
12 May 2016
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has condemned the move to impeach her as a “coup” and a “farce”, denying she has committed any crimes.
She was addressing the nation on TV, her first comments since senators voted overnight to suspend her from office and put her on trial.
Ms Rousseff said her government was “undergoing sabotage”.
Vice-President Michel Temer will assume the presidency while Ms Rousseff’s trial takes place.
Source: BBC World