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Brazil gears up for Rousseff impeachment trial

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Brazilians in the world would be watching very closely the start of the impeachment trial on Thursday against President Dilma Rousseff here in the Senate. This is Alonso Soto in Brasilia.>>
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> President Rousseff has been charged with tampering with the public accounts to gain a boost in the reelections of 2014.
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That's a charge that she denies. Now the impeachment is expected to end with the definitive removal of Rousseff from office. In this way, we will end seven months of an impeachment process that has paralyzed politics in this country as well as the economy. Her impeachment will confirm her Vice President, Michel Temer, for the remainder of her term that ends in 2018.
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But with his confirmation, Temer will be able to push harder for some of the austerity reforms that are needed to rebalance Brazil's depleted fiscal accounts. Now most polls show the Brazilians support the impeaching of Rousseff. She'll be here on Monday to defend herself in an impeachment process that could have a final vote on Tuesday of next week.