Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff removed from office


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Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget.
It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff had denied the charges.

Picture of the Senate's plenary session taken during the impeachment vote against suspended President Dilma Rousseff, at the Senate in Brasilia, on August 31, 2016.

Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency.
Michel Temer has been sworn in as president and will serve out Ms Rousseff's term until 1 January 2019.

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