Brazil Congressional Committee Recommends Impeaching Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's government has taken the first steps toward impeaching the country's president.

A committee of the country's lower house of Congress voted on Monday to recommend impeaching Dilma Rousseff, who faces charges of breaking budget laws to support her re-election in 2014.

A vote in the full lower house is expected to take place on Sunday. If two-thirds vote in favor, the impeachment will be sent to the Senate.

If the upper house decides by a simple majority to put Rousseff on trial, she will immediately be suspended for up to six months while the Senate decides her fate, and Vice President Michel Temer will take office as acting president.

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