Brasilia: The Brazilian Senate's special commission on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff approved at its first meeting that it will vote on 6 May, on whether the process should continue or not.
If the commission votes and makes its recommendation, a full Senate vote could take place on 11 May, the commission's rapporteur Antonio Anastasia told a press conference on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Anastasia is a senator from the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB).
Under the Brazilian law, if a majority of senators, or 41 out of 81 vote in favour of the impeachment, Rousseff will be removed from office for 180 days as a full impeachment trial goes ahead, and Vice President Michel Temer would become the interim president.
A final impeachment vote would require a two-third majority to oust her.