Thursday, 1 September 2016

Ecuador condemns Rousseff’s impeachment

…Says it’s an overlapping coup d’état

The Government of Ecuador has strongly condemned Wednesday impeachment of Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff.

Consequently, the government of Ecuador has recalled for consultations its charge d’affairs to the Federal Tepublic of Brazil.

Venezuela government had earlier recalled its ambassador and freeze relations with Brazil.

Ms. Roussess was impeached on allegation of budget padding, which is illegal under Brazilian law. Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her impeachment and twenty against.

Ecuadorian Embassy in a press statement issued in Abuja Thursday described the impeachment as “an Overlapping coup d’état and blatant subversion of democratic order in Brazil.”

The statement further claimed that the impeachment procedures failed to meet the fundamental requirement of proving that the president has committed crimes accused of.

The statement reads in part: “In the face of this painful event, the Government of Ecuador has decided to recall for consultations to its charge d’affaires to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

“This unfortunate event is unacceptable in the XXI (21) century, and poses a serious threat to the stability of our region and constitute a grave setback in the consolidation of the democracy that so much effort and sacrifice has meant to our people.

“We discourage the blatant subversion of democratic order in Brazil, that we consider an overlapping coup d’état. Political opponents and other opposition forces conspired against the democracy to destabilize the government and remove President Dilma Rousseff from office illegitimately.

“The spurious procedure of dismissal carried out by the legislative body, which culminated in the decision of her removal, failed to meet the fundamental requirement of proving that the President has committed crimes accused of.

“We cannot ignore the fact that a significant number of decision makers in the process of political trial against the President are under investigation for acts of corruption.”