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Brazilian Committee Recommends Impeachment of President Rousseff
   2016-04-12 10:20:03    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Li Shaotong

Lawmakers vote on the impeachment of the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during a session of the parliamentary committee at the Chamber of the Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil, on April 11, 2016. A Brazilian congressional commission recommended impeachment against President Dilma Rousseff in a vote on Monday. The commission voted 38 to 27 to support the impeachment, setting the tone for the full lower house to vote on Sunday whether Rousseff should face trial. [Photo: Xinhua]    

A Brazilian congressional committee on Monday voted in favor of moving forward with the impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

The 65-member Special Impeachment Committee of the Chamber of Deputies voted 38-27 in favor of the impeachment, paving the way for the full chamber to vote on the matter.

The vote in the lower house of parliament is expected on Sunday. If two-thirds of the chamber, or 372 of 513 deputies, vote in favor, the motion then goes to the Senate, which would rule whether Rousseff should be removed.

The committee voting results were not a surprise. Local media reported that the government was already prepared for such an outcome and was focusing on gathering support for the full chamber voting.

A turnaround in Brazil's economic fortunes coupled with a corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras are mainly blamed for damaging Rousseff's popularity and fueling the attempt by the political opposition to remove her from power.

Rousseff's dismal popularity rating has also unraveled the loose-knit alliance of left-leaning parties, including the Workers' Party (PT), to which Rousseff belongs, and the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), to which her vice president belongs.

The PMDB has threatened to quit the coalition, further weakening the government.

Last week, Brazil's Attorney General Jose Eduardo Cardozo, acting as the government's legal counsel, said the call to impeach the president had no legal basis and was motivated by a political "vendetta."

Chamber of Deputies President Eduardo Cunha, who, as head of the lower house, had the power to pursue or dismiss impeachment proceedings, is himself under investigation for holding millions of U.S. dollars in secret offshore bank accounts.


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