The Senate of Brazil voted for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff


The Senate of Brazil voted for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. After several hours of vote, the senators finally deprived of presidential powers temporarily discharged the head of state, reports Reuters.

81 senators 61 supported accusations of budget fraud, which was the process of impeachment, 20 senators voted against it. For efficient removal of the President from power was required not less than two-thirds of the votes of the senators (that is at least 54 votes).

In other developments presidential powers Rousseff would expire on 31 December 2018. Now through the end of this period, Brazil will be headed by Vice-President Michel Temer.

The process of impeachment of Rousseff kicked off in December 2015. The key charge was a budget machinations: that the government at the initiative of the President in 2014-2015, used the so-called fiscal pedaling. Its essence is that the planned spending on the social programs of the government was moved for the next financial period to improve performance in the current period.

However, this approach only led to the growth of domestic public debt: in fact the state program is paid by funds of private banks, which is constantly occupied by the government.

Other charges — involvement in corruption schemes around the state oil Corporation Petrobras. As a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company and as a functionary of the ruling workers ‘ Party, Rousseff (for the prosecution) could not know about the multi-billion dollar fraud for trading in influence between politicians and managers of Petrobras.

Usually together with the removal of a government official in Brazil as a result of impeachment follows a ban on public office (in fact, on occupation policy) for a period of eight years. This period begins on the date of the formal termination of the mandate for Rousseff it will last until the end of 2027. Then the policy will be 79 years old.

However, the Agency Reuters, the Brazilian Senate has yet to vote on the issue of banning the activity for Rousseff.

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