Creeping coup

Print edition : April 15, 2016

Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with President Dilma Rousseff as he is sworn in as the new Chief of Staff at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on March 17. Photo: Igo Estrela/Getty Images

A rally in support of Dilma Rousseff and Lula in Sao Paulo on March 18. Photo: Andre Penner/AP

Brazilian politics enters uncharted territory as a congressional committee is expected to decide whether to impeach the President or not for misappropriation of funds from the public sector oil company Petrobras. Those constitutionally positioned to succeed Dilma Rousseff are also under investigation.
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