Opinion: Brazil’s Surreal Presidential Politics

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon writes this as the Chamber of Deputies is still choosing the members of the Impeachment Committee. As the Curmudgeon predicted yesterday, no one can say what PMDB will do. PMDB’s party leader in the Chamber chose only anti-impeachment deputies for the Committee, but the backbenchers have rebelled and joined an opposition coalition to submit another list of Committee members.

The latest surreality check involves the guy with the most to gain if Dilma is impeached. A day or so ago, Michel Temer, the Vice President, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?