Brazil Moves Forward With Impeachment Process For President Rousseff - Newsy (youtube.com)
Brazil's lower house of Congress has voted to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff after securing a two-thirds majority.
Now Brazil's Senate must decide whether to conduct a formal impeachment trial.

If
a majority decides to do so, the Senate then has 180 days to carry out
the trial. Michel Temer, Brazil's vice president, would temporarily take
over Rousseff's role if that happened.

After the 180-day period, if
two-thirds of the Senate finds Rousseff guilty, then Temer will serve
out the rest of the term. That is if he survives the same impeachment
process as his predecessor.

Rousseff and her cabinet came under
fire after allegations surfaced that she took funds from the banks to
boost government finances during her re-election in 2014.

Brazil's
former president Lula da Silva is also in the middle of a corruption
investigation, and while Rousseff hasn't been implicated in that
scandal, she did attempt to appoint da Silva to her cabinet.

Before
the vote, Rousseff's approval ratings were dismal, and experts projected
her chances of avoiding impeachment to be around 5-15 percent.

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