Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Brazil+Minister+Quits+Before+Vote+On+Dilma+Rousseff%27s+Coalition
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 15:45
Brazil Minister Quits Before Vote On Dilma Rousseff's Coalition
1,360

Views

Brazil's tourism minister has resigned, in a move that adds pressure to embattled President Dilma Rousseff.

Opposition lawmakers want to remove Ms Rousseff over claims she manipulated accounts to hide growing deficit.

Officials from her coalition allies, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), will vote to leave the alliance on Tuesday, members said.

Tourism Minister Henrique Eduardo Alves became the first PMDB member to stand down from government on Monday.

Ms Rousseff, a former political prisoner during Brazil's military government, began her second term in office 14 months ago.

But her popularity has plummeted amid corruption allegations around senior members of the governing Workers' Party.

The speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, agreed in December to open impeachment proceedings against her.

Last week, Ms Rousseff, who denies wrongdoing, said the procedure amounted to a coup. She spent Monday meeting officials from the PMDB ahead of that party's national leadership meeting on Tuesday.

But a number of MPs from the PMDB said ahead of the meeting that most members had already decided to abandon the coalition, foreign media reports.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 17:28
The Wildlife officials in Amparai have been able to rescue 3 wild elephant calves, roaming in the area.The elephant calves were located from the Maduru... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
382 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
24,216 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
2,630 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,628 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
374 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
26,294 Views
Top