Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Brazil's Senate Voted To Hold An Impeachment Trial For Suspended President Dilma Rousseff

CNN: Brazil Senate votes for impeachment trial for suspended President

(CNN)Brazil's Senate voted to hold an impeachment trial for suspended President Dilma Rousseff.

The Senate voted 59 to 21 Wednesday in favor of impeachment trial proceedings.

The vote means Rousseff, who was suspended this year on allegations of breaking budget laws, will likely face trial later this month after the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. The Games end on August 21.
The trial will take place in the Senate, presided over by the president of Brazil's Supreme Court.

The impeachment trial would convict or acquit Rousseff of committing the crime of "fiscal irresponsibility" for authorizing public bank credits in the budget to cover up budget deficits.

Vice President Michel Temer stepped in as acting President and will take over permanently if Rousseff is impeached.

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WNU Editor: The vote was not even close .... 59 to 21.

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