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Brazil Congressional Committee Recommends Impeaching President

ICE Graveyard 11/04/2016 Adam Goldberg
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BRASILIA, April 11 (Reuters) - An impeachment committee of Brazil's lower house of Congress voted 38-27 on Monday that there are grounds to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws to allegedly favor her re-election in 2014.

Now, the full lower house must vote on the impeachment proceedings, which is expected to take place on Sunday.

If two-thirds of its members vote in favor, the impeachment will be sent to the Senate and Rousseff would be suspended if the upper house agrees by a simple majority to put her on trial. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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