BRASILIA – Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended from office of Presidency, now faces a vote in Brazil’s Senate which is expected to strip her of a position she twice won at the ballot box.
Two thirds – 54 of the 81 senators – need to vote in favour of her impeachment for that to happen.
Brazil’s first female president has been defending herself during a marathon session at the Senate which began on Monday and is expected to run until Wednesday.
Dilma Rousseff says she’s the victim of a political coup d’etat and that Brazil’s democracy is in danger.
Her accusers say she took illegal state loans to mask the state’s budget hole in 2014. Brazil’s economy has suffered from plunging commodity prices and weakening demand from China.
VICE PRESIDENT Michel Temer (pictured above) will take control after Senate voted 55 – 22 to impeach Dilma Rousseff and put her trial. BRAZIL’S President denies any wrong doing.
ACTING SPEAKER of Lower House has stopped the impeachment process going to the Senate. Waldir Maranhoa was acting speaker because the previous speaker Eduardo Cunha (pictured below) who was one of the prominent movers behind the impeachment was arrested for corruption. Dilma Rousseff said Eduardo and Michel Temer vice president were attempting a coup. No one knows whether this is an end to the impeachment against the socialist President.
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BRAZIL – A constitutional congressional committee has voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff. The vote is symbolic, but is seen as a test of what will happen on 17/18 April when the lower house will decide on whether to send the matter to the Senate. Should proceedings get that far, then BRAZIL’S President could be suspended of her powers and put on trial. BRAZIL’S economy has suffered from falling commodity prices and a fall in demand from China. There have been protests for and against the socialist government of Dilma Rousseff.
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