April 25, 2016 – The incumbent president of Brazil, Dilma Rouseff, has been accused of manipulating budget figures and has been under the impeachment process which she labeled as a political coup by her rivals to throw her away. It has been reported that she could ask the South American trade bloc Mercosur that should she be removed from her office, Brazil would be suspended and may lead to anomalies that would tremendously affect the trading benefits and many other aspect of the economy of the country.
During an interview, she said that she’d be appealing to the democracy clause (if there were), to rupture the “democratic process” of her impeachment. It can recalled that Brazil’s lower house has approved the start of her impeachment proceedings earlier this week. This motion is still on the process to the upper house, the Senate, which is bound to suspend the president the following month while they hold the formal trial.
Rouseff’s supporters had gone outside the UN building of UN in New York to express solidarity with the president, saying that there’s no legal basis in the process. According to unofficial counting, there would be 81 senators who would likely approve her impeachment. If she is impeached, Michel Temer, Vice-president would take over as the interim president of the country.