The impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff will likely end up forcing the ouster of the Brazilian president.
Independent from the impact of the political battle in Brazil, opponents of democratically elected governments elsewhere in South America will feel emboldened to score political victories by trying to force democratically elected leaders out of office using procedural rules.
Since Brazil’s problems are structural, they will not go away by pushing the president out of office. The same arguments which have been put forth to justify the impeachment allegations against Dilma could easily be applicable to remove from office many of the legislators who voted to impeach the democratically elected president on Sunday. The corruption scandals which have surfaced in recent months implicate dozens of politicians, including Vice-President Michel Temer. Thus, if the claim that Brazilians are no longer willing to tolerate corruption scandals were true, many others would have to be removed from power together with Rousseff.
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