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Monday, May 9, 2016

Impeachement of Dilma Rousseff anulled for now #HNNPolitics

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is greeted by members of social movements after a signing ceremony for new housing units of the Minha Casa Minha Vida with rural and urban entities, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
(Thomson Reuters)
The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress annulled the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff on Monday and called for a new vote in the chamber.

Waldir Maranhao, who took over as acting speaker last week, said there were procedural flaws in the April 17 vote in the chamber that accepted impeachment charges against Rousseff.

After last month's lower house vote, the impeachment process was passed to the Senate, where a Senate committee recommended on Friday that the leftist president be put on trial by the full chamber for breaking budget laws.

In a news release, Maranhao said the impeachment process should be returned by the Senate so that the lower house can vote again.

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