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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Suspended

  • Brazil’s new interim president addresses the nation

    May 13, 2016: Following the Senate vote to go ahead with the impeachment trial of Dilma Rousseff, Michel Temer, new interim president of Brazil, addressed the nation. As per reports, Temer’s named his business-friendly cabinet. Henrique Meirelles, fromer central bank chief, has been named as the finance minister. Meanwhile, former president Rousseff has condemned her removal as sabotage and farce.  

    Brazil president Dilma Rousseff suspended

    May 12, 2016:Brazil’s Senate has voted to suspend Dilma Rousseff, the first female president of Brazil, and start impeachment proceedings against her on charges of corruption. As per media reports, 55 members voted in favor of the motion and 22 members voted against. Rousseff’s impeachment trial can last for six months. During this time vice President Michel Temer will assume the presidency.

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    Brazil's Senate debating about Dilma Rousseff's impeachment

    May 12, 2016: In a marathon debate, the Senate of Brazil is deliberating whether Dilma Rousseff, the president of the country, should face a full impeachment trial. The president will be automatically suspended from office in case a simple majority votes in favor of the impeachment trial. According to media reports, Rousseff had appealed to the Supreme Court to halt proceedings; however, her move was rejected.