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Rousseff Thin on Options to Avoid Brazil Senate Impeachment

  • Senate may vote on impeachment in as soon as two weeks
  • Markets have welcomed a possible government by VP Temer
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How Long Does Rousseff Have Left as Brazil President?

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Dilma Rousseff is running out of time and options as her enemies close in on the first impeachment of a Brazilian president in 24 years.

After a dramatic defeat in an impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday, she may have only a couple of weeks to reverse growing momentum for her ouster in the Senate. Rousseff’s main aides already said she will fight back during her trial in the upper chamber, and may file legal challenges before the Supreme Court. Others in her ruling coalition suggested she could back calls for new elections.