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Brazil's Rousseff fights impeachment

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>> Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowing to fight impeachment Thursday, hours after the Senate voted to send her to trial and suspend her reign as the country's first female leader. Reuters' Alonso Soto is covering the story in the capital Brasilia.>> When the final vote came through, which was very early in the morning in here.
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And you can hear fireworks throughout Brasilia. So there were some people out there celebrating. But at the same time, a lot of those who celebrated her departure were also concerned because they don't know what will come from the government of Vice President Michel Temer. He's not a very well known politician here in Brazil, he's a relatively obscure figure.
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And on the other hand, those who supported Rousseff, they continue to say that this is actually a coup, and that this hurts this young democracy in Brazil.>> Brazil has been mired in a deep recession, its worst since the 1930's and has been plagued by a widespread corruption scandal at the state run oil company, Petrobras.
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Rusef, who hasn't been tried in that case, but will be tried for manipulating budget accounts fought impeachment until the last minute. Appealing to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to stop the proceedings. She'll also try to frustrate a smooth transition for her successor, centrist Vice President Michel Temer. Local media reporting she dismissed most of her Cabinet, including an official making final preparations for this summer's Olympics games in Rio De Janeiro.
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The Senate needs a two-thirds majority to convict Rousseff of breaking budget laws. If she's ousted Temer will remain in office until the next election in 2018.