Brazilian President Rousseff impeached in majority Senate vote

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached as 61 senators voted to impeach her while 20 senators opposed the motion. 75-year-old Michel Temer will be taking her place as he has been serving as interim president since Rousseff's suspension in May.
Impeached President Dilma Rousseff Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Today (Wednesday), the Brazilian Senate ousted Dilma Rousseff as president after she violated budget laws and was involved in scandalous corruption with the government’s oil company. Michel Temer, who has been serving as interim president since Rousseff was suspended from her position in May following the allegations against her, will officially become the President of Brazil.

The Senate overwhelmingly approved the impeachment. 61 senators supported her impeachment while 20 opposed it. Temer will replace Rousseff until the end of her term, which was supposed to end in 2018. Following the Senate’s decision, Temer promised to set Brazil’s economy back in motion and to take strict measures with the purpose of raising the country’s credit rating after it was lowered last year.

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