Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has vowed to fight to “the last minute” despite the desertion of two allies ahead of Sunday’s impeachment vote.
Ms Rousseff, who says her opponents are plotting a “coup”, faces claims she manipulated government accounts.
In an interview, the president said she would fight the impeachment proceedings “until the last minute of the second half”, employing a metaphor from the world of football. On Tuesday, Ms Rousseff seemed to suggest that her vice-president, Michel Temer, was one of the ringleaders of the “coup” attempt against her.
On Tuesday, the progressive party (PP), which quit her coalition on Tuesday, says most of its 47 MPs would vote for the impeachment, and the republican party (PRB) said its 22 members had been told to vote for i