Rousseff Mulls New Brazil Election to Put Pressure on VP Temer

  • Proposal faces long odds of winning congressional approval
  • Majority of Brazilians prefer new elections over impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Photographer: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff may back calls for new presidential elections as she sees little chance of surviving a key impeachment vote in the Senate next week, according to three government officials who were briefed on the discussions.

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