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83 vote for impeaching Rousseff, 25 against

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 00:38

Lawmakers make their final arguments as they vote on whether to impeach Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The opposition needs at least 342 votes from the 513 congressmen to force Rousseff into an impeachment trial in the Senate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Early voting in the lower-house of Brazil's Congress on Sunday on whether or not to impeach embattled president Dilma Rousseff showed 83 congressmen voting for impeachment, 25 against, and 3 abstaining with 111 of the votes counted. Lawmakers made final arguments as they cast their votes in capital, Brasilia. The opposition needs votes from 342 out of the 513 congressmen to force Rousseff to face an impeachment trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budgetary accounts to support her 2014 re-election.

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83 vote for impeaching Rousseff, 25 against

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 00:38