Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Updated: 2016-08-31 13:58


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BRASILIA, Aug. 31 -- The Brazilian Senate voted on Wednesday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff by 61 votes in favour to 20 votes against.

This means Rousseff is immediately and permanently removed from her role and Michel Temer, who assumed the interim presidency after Rousseff was suspended in May, will become president until the end of this term in 2018.

Rousseff was found guilty of seeking to hide public budget deficits through fiscal irregularities, such as delaying loan payments to public banks and ordering additional loans without congressional approval.