Monday, April 18, 2016

Rousseff loses lower house impeachment vote

Brazil's lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts.

The "yes" camp comfortably won the required two-thirds majority, after a lengthy session in the capital.

The motion will now be sent to the upper house, the Senate, which is expected to suspend Ms Rousseff while it carries out a formal trial.

She denies the charges, and accuses her opponents of mounting a "coup".

Brazil's governing Workers' Party said "the fight continues now in the Senate".

  • Impeachment vote
Mr Rousseff's opponents secured 367 votes in the lower house - exceeding the 342-vote mark needed to send the motion to the Senate.

The "no" camp secured 167 votes, while seven other deputies abstained. Two deputies were not present during the voting...


1 comment:

  1. The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies on Sunday evening voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff after the move gained a two-thirds majority, or 342 votes...

    The outcome means that the Senate will now open a formal impeachment trial against Rousseff in the coming weeks.


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