February 22, 2016

Rousseff is managing to survive despite ongoing dispute with Congress

President Dilma Rousseff's main coalition partner, the fractious Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PDMB), re-elected a key ally of hers as its leader in the lower house of Congress last week, enhancing her chances of blocking impeachment.

Leonardo Picciani was confirmed as PMDB house whip in a 37-30 vote, defeating a rival backed by Rousseff's arch-enemy Speaker Eduardo Cunha,.. Read more.

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