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Brazilian Impeachment Vote Gets Go-Ahead in Congress Report

  • Lawmakers will vote on report and send recommendation to house
  • Biggest coalition partner stopped short of defecting Wednesday
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Dilma Rousseff’s political future hung in the balance on Wednesday as a congressional report recommended impeachment proceedings move ahead, while the Brazilian president’s biggest ally stopped short of defecting from the government.

The report, drafted by the rapporteur of the lower house committee on impeachment, Jovair Arantes, says there are grounds for the impeachment process to advance. He sided with the main argument behind the request to oust her, saying there is sufficient evidence that Rousseff used illegal financing to mask the size of the budget deficit.