If the impeachment succeeds, “Brazil could have its most corrupt politician as President”

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Source: Sputnik News / The Dawn News / April 13, 2016

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With the impeachment approved, Eduardo Cunha could become the President of Brazil for at least 90 days. Cunha is “the great paradox” of Brazil. He’s accused in the money-laundering case known as “Lava Jato”, has four secret accounts in the Julius Bär Bank in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Panama Papers revealed he owned several offshore accounts.
But that’s not all. According to Sputnik’s correspondent in Brazil, Eduardo Sotos, Cunha, who is also President of the Chamber of Deputies, has a case against him in the Ethics Council of that Chamber that may end with his mandate. However, he has managed to delay it for so long that it seems that the case is destined to fail.
Eduardo Sotos explains that, even though Cunha is accused, and even though it’s known that he’s probably the most corrupt politician in Brazil, he has managed to stagnate the cases against him and if everything remains this way, he could manage to assume the pro-tempore Presidency of Brazil for 90 days.
How could this be possible? If the impeachment against Dilma Rousseff succeeds, Michel Temer would have to assume as President, but the Supreme Court of Brazil has ordered to also open an impeachment process against Temer, identical to the one against Rousseff, because it reasoned that, since the Vice President had signed exactly the same decrees that Rousseff had signed, he had also incurred in the same fiscal crimes.
Therefore, if the impeachment against Rousseff prospered, it would also be applicable to Temer, which would lead to Eduardo Cunha taking office as President of Brazil for at least 90 days.
The 28th stage of the Lava Jato Operation shows that bribes were paid to many deputies so that they declared in the commissions, something that could actually be influencing the voting in the Chamber of Deputies. So, in Brazil, it’s publicly known that there are many suitcases travelling across Brazilia.
Eduardo Sotos explains that in Brazil there is a great political volatility, even within parties, which have sectors in favour and against Rousseff.
Finally, Sputnik’s correspondent remarks that in a hypothetical scenario of elections, former president Luiz Inacio “Lula” Da Silva has great chances of actually becoming President again.

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