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Brazilian Chamber President’s four prerequisites for starting impeachment proceedings against Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chamber of Deputies president Arthur Lira (PP-AL) has said to interlocutors that the opening of an impeachment proceeding would require at least one of four conditions to move forward: an economic recession, low employment generation, lack of political support for the government, or abuse of office.

According to the legislator, none of this is currently on the table. In the last requirement, Lira concedes that there are controversies with respect to Jair Bolsonaro, but insists that for now there is no material evidence of any crime.

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