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Brazil senate votes to impeach president

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>> We're not removing a President on isolated facts, we are removing her for acting irresponsibly. For actions which led us to consider her no longer worthy of carrying out her high mandate of governing the country. She no longer deserves to govern Brazil because of the way she led the country to disaster it now finds itself in.
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>> A conviction would remove Rousseff from office ending 13 years of rule by the leftist Worker's Party. Acting president Michel Temer will serve out the rest of her term until 2018. Rousseff's supporters accused his center right party of a coup d'etat by itself.>> There is absolutely no proof, the evidence is awful.
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And only one conclusion can be drawn from this Mr. President, that this pretext has been used in order to forward political interests.>>
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>> Impeachment would require a two-third majority in the senate. The deciding vote could come at the end of the month. As the world watches the Rio Olympics, Dilma Rousseff probably has other things on her mind.