Dilma leads ex-presidents' spending on collaborators

Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff in Buenos Aires

Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff in Buenos Aires

Revoked almost three years ago, the former president Dilma Rousseff presented an invoice of more than half a million reais in 2018 to the Planalto Palace.

The money paid for travels of advisors kept at her disposal by the government. The PT has spent more than the sum of the expenses of former presidents José Sarney, Fernando Collor, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva - who are also entitled to the benefit.

The expenses with the servants who accompany Dilma consumed, last year, R $ 632,2 thousand, not counting wages. Of this total, R $ 586,8 thousand were used in the payment of daily and passages. There was disbursement of another R $ 45.4 thousand with maintenance, insurance and fuel for vehicles used by the former president. Many of these displacements occurred in Minas Gerais, during the campaign of Dilma to a seat in the Senate, in the last year elections. In spite of the expenses, she embittered the fourth place in the dispute and was not elected to the position.

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