The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies voted Sunday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. The Chamber voted 367 to 137 to impeach the chief executive. Impeachment required 342 votes. Rousseff is accused of abusing her powers over the federal budget and over state-run financial institutions. The issue now goes to the Senate, which can vote to set a trial or to shelve the question. A Senate procedural vote is expected by May 11. If the Senate votes to set a trial, Rousseff will be obliged to take a leave-of-absence. Vice President Michel Temer would then take over as Acting President.
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