Rousseff takes impeachment battle to Supreme Court
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has taken her battle to survive impeachment to the Supreme Court in a last-ditch attempt to stay in office a day before the Senate is expected to vote to try her for breaking budget laws.
Brazil’s Attorney General Eduardo Cardozo, the government’s top lawyer, asked the Supreme Court to annul impeachment proceedings on Tuesday, his office said.
Cardozo’s move comes ahead of a vote that could see Rousseff suspended from office for up to six months to stand trial and, eventually, removed from office.
Rousseff’s opponents have more than the 41 votes needed to launch her trial in the upper chamber of the Congress, and they are confident that they can muster two-thirds of the 81 senators, or 54, to unseat the president.
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