Brazil president's allies warn of impeachment 'storm'

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gestures during a ministerial meeting at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on December 3, 2015Brasília (AFP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s allies appealed Thursday to the Supreme Court to block impeachment proceedings, warning of a political “storm” in Latin America’s biggest country. The day after the speaker of the lower house of Congress triggered the impeachment process against Rousseff on grounds that she illegally manipulated government accounts, her Workers’ Party sprang into action. “The mere opening of the procedure is capable of causing a real political, administrative, economic and social storm, with international repercussions,” said the party’s appeal to the Supreme Court, also warning of a “lack of procedural guarantees” for Rousseff.

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