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Brazil lawmakers relaunch Rousseff impeachment proceedings

Brazil’s Lower House Of Congress Launched A Committee Today To Consider Impeaching President Dilma Rousseff Over Accusations She Manipulated The Government’s Accounts To Boost Public Spending During Her 2014 Re-election Campaign.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Mar 2016, 02:14:03 PM
Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,


Brazil’s lower house of Congress launched a committee today to consider impeaching President Dilma Rousseff over accusations she manipulated the government’s accounts to boost public spending during her 2014 re-election campaign.

In the latest bad news for the leftist leader—who earlier saw her appointment of embattled predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff blocked by a court ruling—lawmakers created a 65-member committee tasked with recommending whether to impeach Rousseff in the full 513-member chamber.

The final decision would then fall to the Senate.

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First Published : 18 Mar 2016, 10:52:00 AM