Brazil’s Senate voted 61-20 Wednesday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, finding her guilty of breaking budgetary laws in an impeachment trial. Interim President Michel Temer will assume the office of president.
Brazil’s Senate convened Wednesday for a closely watched vote that will determine whether President Dilma Rousseff gets kicked out of office.
In an impeachment process that’s dragged on for months, Rousseff was accused of breaking budgetary laws. She was suspended in May. And if senators find her guilty in an impeachment trial Wednesday, she’ll be removed from office.
Vice President Michel Temer, who’s been acting as interim president since Rousseff’s suspension, will assume the office of president and serve out the remainder of her term.