BRASILIA — A Brazilian congressional committee has voted in favor of moving forward with the impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.
The 65-member Special Impeachment Committee of the Chamber of Deputies voted 38-27 on Monday for a impeachment, paving the way for the full chamber to vote on the matter, Xinhua news agency reported.
The vote in the lower house of parliament is expected on Sunday (April 17).
If two-thirds of the chamber, or 372 of 513 deputies, vote in favour, the motion then goes to the Senate, which would rule whether Rousseff should be removed.
The committee voting results were not a surprise. Local media reported that the government was already prepared for such an outcome and was focusing on gathering support for the full chamber voting.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.