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    Moscow Hopes Possible Rousseff Impeachment to Be in Line With Constitution

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    Moscow hopes all the decisions on the possible impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will be in line with the country’s constitution, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – In February, the energy ministers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Venezuela, and Russia discussed the current oil market situation in Doha and agreed to freeze oil production at January levels if other countries followed suit, in a bid to keep the oil prices from falling further.

    Rousseff has been facing a wave of public discontent for more than a year over Brazil’s struggling economy and a major corruption scandal in the state-owned Petrobras petroleum company. Lower house lawmakers approved of impeachment procedures against Rousseff early last December. In late March, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party left the governing coalition, leaving the president with even fewer allies.

    "Of course the situation in the internal political plan in Brazil is quite complex, but we believe that any decisions will be made within the framework of the constitution in accordance with the procedures at hand," Ryabkov said.

    He expressed confidence that further work would be carried out within the framework of the existing system.

    "There is no doubt that similarly further work [in the country] will be organized within the framework of current structures that deal with this type of matters," Ryabkov said.


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