Vote on Brazil president’s impeachment next week

The Brazilian Senate’s special commission on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff announced  that it will vote on May 6, on whether the process should continue or not.

The Brazilian Senate’s special commission on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff approved on Tuesday at its first meeting that it would vote on May 6 on whether the process should continue or not.

If the commission votes and makes its recommendation, a full Senate vote could take place on May 11, the commission’s rapporteur Antonio Anastasia told a press conference. Anastasia is a senator from the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB).

Under the Brazilian law, if a majority of senators, or 41 out of 81 vote in favor of the impeachment, Rousseff will be removed from office for 180 days as a full impeachment trial goes ahead.A final impeachment vote would require a two-third majority to oust her.

As President Dilma Rousseff is impeached through a Senate vote on May 12,Senior members of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) is split whether they  would back former Vice President Michel Temer’s interim government

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