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Affiliates of the Public Services International (PSI) in Brazil, while vehemently repudiating the approval, last Sunday (17/4), in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, of the continuity of the President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment process, alert to the risks of regress represented by an eventual government of the current vice president, Michel Temer, who would assume the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil after the overthrown of Dilma.
The impeachment process now goes to the Brazilian Senate, which will approve or not the start of investigations. If approved, Dilma will be removed from office and Temer will be taken over until the final judgement in this house. The vice-president have not hidden from anyone that he is one of the main conspirators against the president, and has already signaled to business sectors that his government's agenda, if he ascends to the presidency, will be markedly neoliberal, with privatization, loss of labor rights and cuts in social programs. At the end of March this year, Temer came to praise the privatizations in the 1990s by the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, of the PSDB.
Their proposals and intentions are alarming for those who defend quality public services and investment in social policies. In a note published on Saturday (16/4), a day before the vote in the Chamber of Deputies, the "Folha de S.Paulo" newspaper, opposition to the government of PT, revealed that representatives of industry, agribusiness and trade want Temer takes steps which would mean indeed a return to the neoliberal years in Brazil.