Saturday August 15, 2020

Rousseff hangs by a thread after losing impeachment vote

Brazil's lower house of Congress has voted in favour of impeaching the President

18th April, 2016
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff Pic: Getty Images

The opposition garnered 367 votes, 25 more than the two-thirds majority it needed to send the impeachment motion to the Senate.

"The commencement of the impeachment process is authorised," lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha said at the end of the session that was broadcast live on public screens across the nation.

Most analysts agree it will be difficult for Rousseff to muster the votes needed in the Senate to stave off her ouster. A simple majority in...

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