Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, suspended for ‘lying about country’s budget’

Dilma Rousseff

The Brazilian senate has suspended President Dilma Rousseff.

The senators voted 55 to 22 to suspend the president to allow for her trial over allegations she broke the country’s budget laws.

President Rousseff is facing impeachment for allegedly lying about the country’s budget, to hide deficits.

Her salary, residency and security will remain suspended during the trial.

They senators debated all night in a session that lasted over 20 hours.

Vice President Michel Temer  is to act for the period of the trial.

Reports from Brazil said people are celebrating on the streets.

Ms. Rousseff became Brazilian president in 2011.


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