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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 Brazil's Political Crisis - Brazil's PMDB party quits ruling coalition Tuesday March 29,2016

PMDB,Brazil's largest party announced on Tuesday March 29,2016 it was leaving President Dilma Rousseff's governing coalition and pulling its members from her government, a departure that sharply raises the odds she could be impeached in a matter of months.

The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) took just a few minutes to decide unanimously in a packed leadership meeting that its six ministers in Rousseff's Cabinet and all other party members with government appointments must resign immediately.

Under Brazil's presidential system, Rousseff will remain in office but the break cripples her fight against impeachment proceedings in Congress, which could put Vice President Michel Temer, leader of the PMDB, in the presidential seat.

PMDB Congress members celebrated their decision to quit the coalition  

Senator Romero Juca (R) and Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) celebrate after announcing that they are withdrawing their support of President Dilma Rousseff's ruling coalition during their National Executive Meeting


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