Brazil's Dilma Rousseff Dismissed

The vote in the Senate to impeach President Dilma Rousseff also disqualifies her from public office for eight years.

 

Senators in Brazil on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 voted to impeach the country’s first female President Dilma Rousseff after a five-day hearing. The impeachment automatically bans her from public office for eight years, The Telegraph reported. Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff, finding her guilty of manipulating the budget.

Sixty-one Senators voted in favour of her impeachment and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency, BBC reported. Acting President Michel Temer who replaced Dilma Rousseff when she was suspended in May 2016, will serve out Ms Rousseff's term, which ends on January 1, 2019.

The Senators answered the question by electronic panel asked by the President of the Supreme Court, Ricardo Lewandowski. The question was, “Did the accused, the President of the Republic, Dilma Vana Rousseff, commit the crimes of responsibility corresponding to borrowing from a financial institution controlled by the Union and the opening credits without authorisation from Congress, of which she is accu...

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