Brazil Congressional committee recommends impeaching President Rousseff | Reuters

BRASILIA An impeachment committee of Brazil's lower house of Congress voted 38-27 on Monday that there are grounds to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws to allegedly favour her re-election in 2014. Now, the full lower house must vote on the impeachment proceedings, which is expected to take place on Sunday. If two-thirds of its members vote in favour, the impeachment will be sent to the Senate and Rousseff would be suspended if the upper house agrees by a simple majority to put her on trial.

Reuters April 12, 2016 06:00:15 IST
Brazil Congressional committee recommends impeaching President Rousseff
| Reuters

Brazil Congressional committee recommends impeaching President Rousseff
 Reuters

BRASILIA An impeachment committee of Brazil's lower house of Congress voted 38-27 on Monday that there are grounds to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws to allegedly favour her re-election in 2014.

Now, the full lower house must vote on the impeachment proceedings, which is expected to take place on Sunday.

If two-thirds of its members vote in favour, the impeachment will be sent to the Senate and Rousseff would be suspended if the upper house agrees by a simple majority to put her on trial.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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