Majority of Brazilians want Rousseff, Temer to go

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Brasilia, April 26 (IANS) At least 62 percent of the Brazilian population wants both President Dilma Rousseff and Vice President Michel Temer to “leave the government”, a latest poll has showed.

The Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics, which conducted the poll, said that only eight percent of respondents favoured Rousseff’s impeachment with Temer heading a new government.

Furthermore, 70 percent aged between 16 and 24 years favoured the exit of both leaders.

Only 25 percent believed Rousseff should stay in office because they approved of her performance or wanted to see a new pact with the opposition to maintain political and economic stability.

The poll interviewed 2,002 people from 142 municipalities across the country on April 14-18.

Rousseff is now facing impeachment over allegations that her administration violated fiscal laws. She has insisted that the procedure amounts to an attempted coup against her.

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