Wednesday 28 September 2016

Brazil Senate sends suspended President Dilma to trial

Published 10/08/2016 | 14:11

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference (AP)
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference (AP)

Brazil's Senate has voted to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in her managing of the federal budget.

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Wednesday's 59-21 vote is the final step before a trial and vote on whether to remove her from office, expected later this month.

The Senate voted in May to impeach and suspend Ms Rousseff from office for up to 180 days.

In the meantime, Michel Temer, who was Ms Rousseff's vice president-turned-nemesis, has taken over.

Ms Rousseff has repeatedly said she did nothing wrong.

AP

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