Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president has suggested that Vice President, Michel Temer is one of the “conspirators” in the impeachment plot and has also denounced a “coup” plot against her.
Rousseff, who is facing impeachment in the National Congress hinted that his vice president was one of the ringleaders of a plot to overthrow her. She said, an audio message released on Monday by Mr Temer, who she did not name, was evidence of the conspiracy. In the message by Mr Temer, he called for a government of national unity.
Correspondents say that it implied that Rousseff’s impeachment had already happened. Mr Temer says the message was released by accident. In it he appears to be rehearsing an inaugural speech hours before an important vote by a congressional committee to decide whether impeachment proceedings against President Rousseff should continue.
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Rousseff said. “They now are conspiring openly, in the light of day, to destabilise a legitimately elected president”. In an apparent reference to Vice President Temer and lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha she referred to “the chief and the vice chief” of the plot.
The president said that one was guilty of “unimaginable abuses” in the impeachment process while the other was “rubbing his hands in glee while carrying out a farcical leak of an inaugural speech”. Brazil is “living in strange times” she said, “times of a coup of farce and betrayal”.