Brazilian president rejects impeachment 'coup'

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is greeted by participants during the 15th National Health Conference in Brasilia on December 4, 2015Brasília (AFP) – A defiant Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday branded impeachment proceedings a “coup” and vowed to fight for her political life by every means possible. Rousseff, who faces being removed from power less than a year into her second term because of alleged illegal accounting practices, said the country could not afford impeachment. “No to the coup,” shouted aides in support of Rousseff, who spoke during a meeting with public health care workers.

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