Brazil Senate debates impeachment end game

Graffiti reading 'Temer out!' is seen in the gallery of the Brazilian Senate during a voting session of the committee deciding on the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, on August 9, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s Senate debated before voting on whether to send suspended president Dilma Rousseff to an impeachment trial, bringing the Olympic host country’s political crisis to a climax. Rousseff, a one-time Marxist guerrilla, has likened the impeachment drive to a coup d’etat. Rousseff’s opponents only need a simple majority of the 81 senators’ votes.

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