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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate

Brazil’s Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget, the BBC reports.

It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers’ Party. Ms Rousseff had denied the charges.

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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