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Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, impeached for budget ‘padding’

Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, impeached for budget ‘padding’

President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget, similar to allegations of budget padding at the Nigerian lower chamber.

Rousseff is said to have manipulated the country’s budget to make her look good in an election year, by signing six decrees that increased — padded the 2015 federal spending in non-compliance with the annual budget law and without approval of the congress.

The vote puts an end to her party’s 13 years in power, despite her denial of all the allegations against her.

According to BBC, 51 senators voted in favour of her impeachment and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency.

Acting President Michel Temer will serve out Rousseff’s term, which ends on January 1, 2019.

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