Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Has Been Impeached

Daily Mail: Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is kicked out of office after losing impeachment trial over financial corruption

* The Senate voted to depose Rousseff, Brazil's first female president
* She was accused of having taken illegal state loans to patch budget holes
* Conservative former Vice President Michel Teme set to be sworn in
* Rousseff has said Senate 'thrown 54million Brazillian votes in the garbage'

Brazil's Senate has voted to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office.

Rousseff - the country's first female president - was accused of illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending in order to patch budget holes in 2014, masking the country's problems as it slid into its deepest recession in decades.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted to convict her by 61 votes to 20. However, she has not been barred from holding public office.

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WNU Editor: The vote was not even close .... 61 of 81 voted for impeachment.

More News On The Impeachment Of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's Rousseff Dilma removed from office by impeachment vote -- BBC
Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate -- AP
Brazil's Senate dismisses Rousseff for breaking budget laws -- Reuters
Rousseff removed: Brazil senate votes to dismiss president after 9-month impeachment -- RT
Brazil's Senate strips Dilma Rousseff of presidency -- Al Jazeera
Brazil's Senate decides not to bar Rousseff from public office -- Reuters

Update: She is going to appeal .... Brazil's Rousseff will appeal impeachment to Supreme Court (Reuters).

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