Jalalzai further said, “If we see how Dilma approached her presidency she had a record breaking number of women in her cabinet. She started out her first term with about 24% female appointees and that increased a bit towards the middle of her first term.”
Dilma was also appointing these women to important positions and there was one woman who identified herself as having African roots. But now the newly appointed cabinet is full of white people and according to the analyst lacks a complete representation of what Brazil stands for.
Talking about the daunting economic and financial situation in Brazil, the analyst said that there would be a lot of scrutiny on what Temer does now that he has taken office.
“Whether or not he is able to make important changes that put Brazil on this route to recovery is an open question and anything is possible. Probably it is a very daunting task and especially because he is charged to do this really in the default,” Jalalzai said.
“But it seems like Dilma is getting more scrutiny than even her predecessor Lula had.”
The analyst further noted that most of the people who are accusing her of corruption themselves have corruption charges against them.
Dilma Rousseff’s term was suspended on Thursday as the upper house of the Brazilian parliament voted to start impeachment proceedings against her. The latter could last for up to 180 days.
Rousseff has been facing a wave of public discontent for over a year amid Brazil’s struggling economy and a major corruption scandal in the country. She was also accused of concealing the country’s budget deficit ahead of the 2014 re-election.
In her televised speech on Thursday afternoon, Rousseff argued that the impeachment vote was a coup and stressed that she did not commit an impeachable crime.