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Brazil's Rousseff to face impeachment trial

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>> Brazil's Senate voting to send President Dilma Rousseff to trial early Thursday morning, suspending her reign as the country's first female leader and ending 13 years of rule by her leftist Workers' Party. After a marathon 20 hour session, the Senators voted 55 to 22 in favor of impeachment.
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Centrist Vice President Michel Temer will take over while Rousseff is tried for manipulating budget accounts.
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reworks rang out across the country after the vote. Brazil has been mired in a deep recession, its worst since the 1930s, and has been plagued by a widespread corruption scandal at state run oil company Petrobras.
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Rousseff, who hasn't been charged in that case and has denied any wrongdoing at all, fought impeachment until the last minute, appearing on the Supreme Court on Tuesday to stop proceedings and trying to frustrate a smooth transition for her successor. Local media reporting she dismissed most of her cabinet, including an official making final preparations for the summer's Olympic game in Rio de Janeiro.
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Reuters' Anthony Boadle is in the capital Brasilia.>> She has given instructions that there'll be no easy transition to a Temer government because she considers her impeachment illegal. This will force Temer to hit the ground running.>> The Senate needs a two-thirds majority to convict Rousseff of breaking budget laws.
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If she's ousted, Temer will remain in office until the next election in 2018.