Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Brazilian Prez Dilma Rousseff ousted in impeachment vote

Narada Desk | September 1, 2016 10:10 am Print
Michel Temer has been sworn in as president and will serve out Ms Rousseff's term until 1 January 2019
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff SA/AFP

Putting an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers’ Party, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been voted to be removed from office for manipulation in the budget.

Only 20 senators voted against her dismissal while 61 other senators voted in favour, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency.

Michel Temer has been sworn in as President and will serve out Rousseff’s term until 1 January 2019.

Temer was Rousseff’s former vice president who has been serving as interim president since her suspension in May.
After the Senate voted to remove her from office, Rousseff told a small crowd of supporters that she was ousted by a “coup d’etat.”

“Hear me well: they think that they have beaten us, but they’re mistaken. We’ll all fight. There will be a firm, untiring and energetic opposition to their government,” she said as women surrounding her applauded.