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Rousseff not planning to go quietly

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>> While Brazil's Senate on Wednesday votes to potentially impeach President Dilma Rousseff. She may not go anywhere without playing spoiler for her successor, now Vice President Michel Temer, who will take the reins should she be removed. Reuter's Anthony Boadle reports from the capital Brasilia.>> Dilma Rousseff is preparing for defeat and she plans to dismiss all their cabinet is what we're hearing from a presidential source.
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And that she's given instructions that there be no easy transition to a Temer government because she considers her impeachment illegal. This will force Temer to hit the ground running. For instance, the dismissals would include the central bank governor. And Temer's, spokesman for Temer said that Temer was not planning to replace the central bank governor until after the next interest rate setting meeting on June 8th.
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So this would create problems from him.>> Earlier Wednesday, Brazil's Supreme Court rejected a request by Rousseff's government to halt the impeachment proceedings, calling it quote, legally implausible. A Senate majority is expected to vote Wednesday night to put Rousseff on trial for breaking budget laws. Doing so would likely send her packing from the Presidential Palace on Thursday, putting Temer in charge.
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Brazil is struggling with the worst recessions since the 1930's, and the countries biggest ever corruption scandal. A kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras, the crisis comes as Brazil plans to host the olympic games in Rio De Janeiro in August.