Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday called efforts to remove her from office “unfair,” adding she has “plenty of resistance left” in her fight to keep the presidency. Rousseff made the comments in an interview due for broadcast Thursday night by U.S.-based news network CNN. “I will fight on,” she said in the interview. “I have plenty of resistance left. I’m not just fighting to stay in office. I’m fighting to preserve democratic principles.” Rousseff claimed that efforts to impeach her are “unfair.” She added, “There is no legal basis for impeachment.” Rousseff has been charged with manipulating the federal budget and interfering in affairs of state-owned banks. She summarized the accusations by saying, “These are merely accounting questions.” Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has already voted to impeach the President. It is now up to the Senate to decide on whether to proceed with a full-scale trial.
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