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  • Brazil's Rousseff Proposes Plebiscite if Restored to Power

  • Rousseff made the proposal Tuesday in a letter to lawmakers

Protesters take part in a demonstration to demand the ouster of suspended President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Rodrigo Paiva FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES, photo: Reuters/Rodrigo Paiva

16 of August 2016 14:14:13

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff is proposing to let Brazilians decide if they want to hold new, early presidential elections if lawmakers restore her to power.Rousseff made the proposal Tuesday in a letter to lawmakers and the Brazilian people as the Senate readies to vote on whether to permanently remove her from office.Under the plan, there would be a nationwide plebiscite on whether to call for new elections.Rousseff's current term ends in 2018. If she's permanently removed, interim President Michel Temer would serve it out.

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