Brazil Impeachment Gains Speed as Lula's Job Challenged in Court

March 18, 2016 3:35 PM

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Brazilian lawmakers are accelerating impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff as a growing court battle prevents her newly-appointed chief of staff from defending her in Congress.

The lower house could vote on whether to impeach Rousseff in the lower house in about a month, speaker Eduardo Cunha told reporters in Brasilia, reducing his previous forecast of 45 days. “If we have quorum during all working days, we can vote in the weeks of April 20 or April 27,” he said.

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