Brazil Moves Forward With Impeachment Process For President Rousseff
Brazil's lower courts voted in favor of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff. The Senate now must to decide whether to move forward with the process.By Bell Johnson | April 17, 2016
Brazil's lower house of Congress has voted to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff after securing a two-thirds majority.
Now Brazil's Senate must decide whether to conduct a formal impeachment trial.
If a majority decides to do so, the Senate then has 180 days to carry out the trial. Michel Temer, Brazil's vice president, would temporarily take over Rousseff's role if that happened.