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Deep differences surface in Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff ruling coalition

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on May 30, 2011

by Merco Press News, May 30th, 2011.

Brazilian Vice-president admitted publicly “differences” inside the administration of President Dilma Rousseff following a serious, ‘high voice’ exchange he had with cabinet chief and political coordinator Antonio Palocci who in under investigation for over-night enrichment.

“The situation now is most calm” said Temer who is acting president since Dilma Rousseff left early Monday for a one day official visit to neighbouring Uruguay. Temer belongs to PMBD the party with most votes and a crucial ally of the ruling Workers Party in congress since they hold key posts and have sufficient votes to ensure a comfortable working majority plus dominating the Senate.

The situation apparently was triggered because of the lack of dialogue with President Dilma Rousseff, and most recently the investigation into the assets of Palocci and his life style including a flat in Sao Paulo which re rents for 9.000 US dollars per month.

The leading newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed that Palocci’s assets multiplied by twenty in four years and that his consulting company in 2010 did business for the equivalent of 12.5 million US dollars. (continue reading… )


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