Brazil's Senate overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office on charges of breaking budget laws, bringing to a decisive end 13 years of rule by her leftist Workers' Party.
Brazil's Senate gave the final approval for an impeachment trial against suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, bringing closer her possible dismissal on charges of manipulating government accounts.
Brazil's Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favour of suspending President Dilma Rousseff from office for 180 days and subjecting her to an impeachment trial on charges of budget irregularities.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a last-minute appeal Tuesday to the country's Supreme Court to stop a Senate vote on whether to open impeachment proceedings against her, as her supporters took to the streets in nationwide protests.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she was surprised by the decision of the interim head of the country's House of Deputies to overturn last month's vote by the lower chamber to impeach her.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was one step closer to impeachment on Monday after a congressional committee voted in favour of advancing proceedings that could result in the embattled two-term leader being removed from office.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings are languishing around 10 per cent in opinion polls, is hearing further disapproval as the government grapples with the country's Zika virus epidemic.