Michel Temer Sworn as Brazil’s President


Time: 10:28 p.m. CEST

Michel Temer sworn in as Brazil’s president after Senate vote to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. He will serve out Ms Rousseff’s term until 1 January 2019. Brazil’s Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget, the BBC News reports. This  puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers’ Party. Ms Rousseff had denied the charges. Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her impeachment and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency, as BBC News reports. Rousseff did win one battle on Wednesday – a Senate vote on banning her from public office for eight years failed to pass, meaning she could in theory return to politics. She was accused of moving funds between government budgets, which is illegal under Brazilian law.

 

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