Search
Library
Log in
Watch fullscreen
5 years ago|0 view

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff ousted, faces lengthy impeachment trial

Wibbitz Top Stories
Wibbitz Top Stories
Brazil's senate has voted in favor of ousting President Dilma Rousseff, following accusations she illegally manipulated finances to hide a growing public deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014, which she denies.
Senators voted to suspend her by 55 votes to 22 after an all-night session that lasted more than 20 hours.
Vice-President Michel Temer now assumes the presidency, while Rousseff's trial begins.
The trial may last up to 180 days.
Rousseff made a late appeal to the Supreme Court to stop proceedings, but the move was rejected.
Rousseff, 68, who was first sworn into office in January 2011 and started a second term in 2015, has called the steps to remove her a "coup".
See more about

Browse more videos

Browse more videos