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Brazil: Congress votes on Rousseff’s impeachment

Brazil, Brasilia
April 18, 2016 at 00:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of Congress voted on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff impeachment proceedings in Brasilia, Sunday, with the Brazilian leader’s case looking more and more likely that it will go to the Senate.

If two-thirds of the 513 delegates in the lower chamber vote in favour of impeachment, the matter will then be sent to the upper house, the Senate.

If the upper house then decides Rousseff should stand trial, she could be suspended for 180 days, with Vice –President Michel Temer of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) expected to take the reins.

Some 500,000 people are believed to have taken to the streets in the Brazilian capital to protest both for and against the impeachment proceedings, with mass demonstrations and potential violence predicted to explode around the country.

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Members of Congress voted on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff impeachment proceedings in Brasilia, Sunday, with the Brazilian leader’s case looking more and more likely that it will go to the Senate.

If two-thirds of the 513 delegates in the lower chamber vote in favour of impeachment, the matter will then be sent to the upper house, the Senate.

If the upper house then decides Rousseff should stand trial, she could be suspended for 180 days, with Vice –President Michel Temer of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) expected to take the reins.

Some 500,000 people are believed to have taken to the streets in the Brazilian capital to protest both for and against the impeachment proceedings, with mass demonstrations and potential violence predicted to explode around the country.

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