Petrobras scandal pushes Rousseff coalition to the brink

March 11, 2015 8:31 PM

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Petrobras scandal pushes Rousseff coalition to the brink

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff can no longer count on a key ally in her ruling coalition, complicating efforts to stave off what could be the roughest patch for Brazil's economy in a quarter-century.

Leaders of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), the biggest party in Rousseff's coalition, blame her for their inclusion in a probe of politicians allegedly involved in a massive corruption scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

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