President Brazilian TSE assures that Dilma suffered a coup | News

The magistrate of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) and president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) of Brazil, Luiz Roberto Barroso, affirmed this Thursday that the real reason for the political trial against former president Dilma Rousseff in 2016 was the lack of political support and not “fiscal pedaling” (violation of budgetary rules) that at that time the Brazilian right alleged.


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Barroso reiterated the opinion, already expressed in 2021, that the alleged corruption was not real and that the complaints in this regard were nothing more than a legal formality, which supports that a coup d’état was perpetrated against the president supported by opposition sectors.

The magistrate also stated that, paradoxically, Rousseff’s successor, former president Michel Temer, promoted a neoliberal agenda and his administration was also marred by real cases of corruption, but they allowed him to finish his term.

These statements were collected in a publication by the Brazilian Center for International Relations (Cebri), and fragments of them were published by local media despite the fact that the full text has not come to light.

In the opinion of former senator Romero Jucá, what happened in Brazil was “a coup with the Supreme Court, with everything.”

According to local media, a parliamentary coup was carried out through a political trial process without a crime of responsibility, an illegality that the Supreme Federal Court had to deal with, which it did not do.

In July 2021, Barroso had already exposed this statement in the framework of a symposium where he said: “I think there should be no reasonable doubt that she (Dilma) was not dismissed for crimes of responsibility or corruption, but that she was dismissed for loss of political support. Not least because to remove her from her for corruption after what followed would be an irony of history.”

After the impeachment of ex-president Rousseff, Brazil regressed in economic and social indicators, workers lost rights, income from income was transferred from society to private shareholders, especially international ones.