The News – Capital Media
The News – Capital Media
  • Brazil Senate Committee Votes for Rousseff Impeachment Trial

  • If she loses in the vote in the plenary on Wednesday, as expected, Rousseff would be suspended automatically

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff looks on during the signing ceremony for new housing units of the Minha Casa Minha Vida at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino, photo: Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino

06 of May 2016 11:25:38

BRASILIA — A Senate committee recommended on Friday that Brazil's President Rousseff be put on trial by the chamber on charges of breaking budget laws in an impeachment process expected to lead to her suspension from office next week.The committee voted 15-5 for the impeachment trial. If she loses in the vote in the plenary on Wednesday, as expected, Rousseff would be suspended automatically and Vice President Michel Temer will replace her as acting president.



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