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Brazil faces political crisis as Rousseff is suspended from presidency

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Brasilia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended on Thursday after the country’s Senate voted to put her on trial over allegedly breaking budget laws.

The vote, after a marathon Senate running through the night, resulted in 55 of 77 senators present voting in favour of putting President Rousseff on trial. While only a majority was needed to suspend the president, these numbers if duplicated later would be enough to remove her from office at the end of the trial, when a two-thirds would be needed.

President Rousseff now faces charges of hiding the extent of the public deficit in the lead up to the 2014 election, where she was re-elected. She has denied all charges, calling the impeachment a “coup”. The trial is to be heard by the Senate, and can last up to six months.

Michel Temer, currently serving as Vice President, is to serve as President while the trial is heard.

It is to be remembered that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is already facing corruption charges and is under investigation for cases of money laundering. Less than two months ago his appointment as Rousseff’s Chief of Staff had been suspended by the court, leading to both pro- and anti-Lula protests in major cities of Brazil.

The latest developments are definitely going to add more fuel to the already simmering fire of national politics in the Latin American country.

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