Brazil’s President gains approval despite recession

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is seen before a meeting Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil February 19, 2016. REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

Approval of President Dilma Rousseff’s government has nudged higher amid recession and a massive corruption scandal, though a majority of Brazilians still want to see her impeached, a new poll showed on Wednesday.The number of Brazilians who favor Rousseff’s impeachment has slipped to 55.6 percent from 62.8 percent in July, while 40.3 percent now oppose impeaching her, compared with 32.1 percent in July, the poll said.

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