The impeachment of Dilma Rousseff
Keri Phillips (ABC/Australia), Arthur Ituassu etc. On 17 April, thousands of Brazilians rallied—both for and against—as their parliament voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff, the country’s first female president. A total of 367 members of the lower house voted for impeachment, more than the two-thirds majority required by law.What are the charges against the president and what is the background to this political crisis, so close to the Rio Olympic Games due to begin in August?
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