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General News    H3'ed 8/31/16

Dilma Rousseff impeached by Brazilian senate

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Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff has been thrown out of office by the country’s corruption-tainted senate after a gruelling impeachment trial that ends 13 years of Workers’ party rule. Following a crushing 61 to 20 defeat in the upper house, she will be replaced for the remaining two years and three months of her term by Michel Temer, a centre-right patrician who was among the leaders of the conspiracy against his former running mate. A separate vote will be held on whether Rousseff will be barred from public office for eight years.

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