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Brazil: Dilma in defiant mood during anti-Temer book launch 01:40

Brazil: Dilma in defiant mood during anti-Temer book launch

Brazil, Brasilia
May 31, 2016 at 03:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Brazil's recently suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, participated in the presentation of a book titled: 'The Resistance 2016 Coup' ('A Resistencia ao Golpe de 2016') at the campus of the Brasilia University, Monday.

Speaking during the presentation, Rousseff said: "it is a historical moment for Brazil. I swear to you I have never thought I was going to live a moment like this again. Now it has different connotations but I see the same meaning: oligarchs are destroying a popular government."

In the 450-page book dozens of contributing lawyers, teachers, journalists, political scientists, leaders of social movements have written essays condemning Rousseff's suspension and denouncing the breaking of the ruling coalition.

On May 12, Brazil's Senate voted 55 to 22 in favour of impeaching Brazil's first female president, who has been suspended while a committee investigates whether she broke the country's budget laws ahead of her re-election in 2014. Temer will serve as acting president throughout the trial, ending 13 years of rule by the Workers' Party. If Rousseff is convicted, Temer will serve as president until the end of 2018.

Brazil: Dilma in defiant mood during anti-Temer book launch 01:40
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Brazil's recently suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, participated in the presentation of a book titled: 'The Resistance 2016 Coup' ('A Resistencia ao Golpe de 2016') at the campus of the Brasilia University, Monday.

Speaking during the presentation, Rousseff said: "it is a historical moment for Brazil. I swear to you I have never thought I was going to live a moment like this again. Now it has different connotations but I see the same meaning: oligarchs are destroying a popular government."

In the 450-page book dozens of contributing lawyers, teachers, journalists, political scientists, leaders of social movements have written essays condemning Rousseff's suspension and denouncing the breaking of the ruling coalition.

On May 12, Brazil's Senate voted 55 to 22 in favour of impeaching Brazil's first female president, who has been suspended while a committee investigates whether she broke the country's budget laws ahead of her re-election in 2014. Temer will serve as acting president throughout the trial, ending 13 years of rule by the Workers' Party. If Rousseff is convicted, Temer will serve as president until the end of 2018.

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