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Brazil: Protesters await Rousseff impeachment vote in Sao Paulo01:32

Brazil: Protesters await Rousseff impeachment vote in Sao Paulo

Brazil, Sao Paulo
April 18, 2016 at 01:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Revellers followed developments on widescreens in Sao Paulo, Sunday, as members of Congress voted on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff impeachment proceedings in Brasilia. The Brazilian leader’s case is 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 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. In the event that Rousseff is found guilty by a two thirds Senate majority, she will be permanently removed from office.

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

Brazil: Protesters await Rousseff impeachment vote in Sao Paulo01:32
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Revellers followed developments on widescreens in Sao Paulo, Sunday, as members of Congress voted on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff impeachment proceedings in Brasilia. The Brazilian leader’s case is 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 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. In the event that Rousseff is found guilty by a two thirds Senate majority, she will be permanently removed from office.

Some 500,000 people are believed to have taken to the streets in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia 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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