Rousseff vows to serve out term, ahead of Brazil impeachment vote

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on May 10, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed Tuesday to serve out her full term, on the eve of a Senate vote on opening an impeachment trial that could mark her last day in office. “I want to assure you that for me, the last day of my term is December 31, 2018,” Rousseff told a women’s forum in Brasilia, where senators are expected to suspend the country’s first woman president from office in a session that opens Wednesday. “I am going to fight (impeachment) with all my strength, using all means available,” Rousseff vowed, saying that included both legal means and a “struggle” in the streets.

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