Brazil president impeached in senate vote
Brazil president impeached in senate vote

[JURIST] Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff [Reuters profile] was removed from office [press release, in Portuguese] on Wednesday following a 61-81 Senate [official website, in Portuguese] vote in favor of impeachment. The impeachment trial lasted five days, including an overnight debate. While Rousseff was impeached, the Senate decided to allow her to run for public office in the future. Shortly after the decision, Rousseff took to Twitter [official profile, in Portuguese], proclaiming her innocence and describing the impeachment as a “coup,” saying that it was racist, misogynist and homophobic.

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