On the one hand,
Brazil Watchdog Rules Against Rousseff, Fueling Impeachment Talk. Brazil’s Court of Accounts finds administration overstated tax receipts and hid expenses, while Brazil’s ex-president Lula to be questioned about Petrobras corruption.Efforts to impeach Dilma Rousseff overshadowed by supreme court decision
On the other hand, the first in line to succeed the president [SEE CORRECTION BELOW], is also in hot water,
Brazil Lawmakers Move to Oust House Speaker Eduardo Cunha. Powerful figure sees his clout fading amid new allegations that he took millions of dollars in bribes,
Despite his legal woes, Mr. Cunha still wields the legislative machinery that could level impeachment charges against his embattled nemesis, President Dilma Rousseff, with whom he has been feuding openly for months.
Ms. Rousseff has been accused of manipulating Brazil’s accounts to cover a ballooning deficit, allegations she denies. Some Brazilian news reports suggest that Mr. Cunha’s critics will let him keep his job as long as he allows impeachment to move forward against their real target, Ms. Rousseff.
A Eurasia Group analysis underscored that scenario, predicting that “with pressure on him to resign rising, Cunha will…push the impeachment proceedings forward to deflect attention away from his difficulties.”
Mr. Cunha also holds the power to make or break austerity measures that many economists believe are critical to get Brazil’s fast deteriorating fiscal accounts in order.
Which one will get impeached first? I don’t know enough of Brazil’s internal politics to venture a guess.
Rodrigo Veleda clarifies,
As a matter of fact, Cunha ranks third in succession line right after Michel Temer, the vice-president. Cunha would only become Acting President if the Electoral Justice revoked Dilma Rousseff candidature, something that would boot Michel Temer out of Vice-Presidency as well
My apologies for my mistake.