Brazil House Speaker annuls presidential impeachment vote
Posted: 11:58 AM, May 09, 2016
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<p>In this May 6, 2016 photo, Brazilís President Dilma Rousseff arrives to attends the ceremony of the Program My home, My life, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. The Senate's impeachment commission vote today on whether to recommend impeaching Rousseff, with the decisive vote by the full Senate slated for next Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)</p>
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress has annulled last month's vote on impeachment, delaying the process against embattled President Dilma Rousseff.
A Senate vote on whether to accept the impeachment process had been scheduled for Wednesday. But Monday's request by Waldir Maranhao means the matter goes back to the Chamber of Deputies.
The reasoning for the decision was unclear.
The decision is a victory for Rousseff, who faced suspension from office had the Senate taken up the matter and ruled against her.
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