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Brazilian President suspended from office, to face arraignment trial

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BRASILIA — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been suspended from office to six months on Thursday to confront an impeachment trial in the Senate on charges that she broke budget accounting rules.

The nation’s Senate voted to impeach Ms Rousseff by 55 votes to 22 after a marathon debate.

Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president, will need to step aside while she is tried in the upper house for allegedly manipulating government accounts ahead of the previous election.

A final decision, which is likely in September or October, will require a two-thirds majority. Ominously for the president, this margin was exceeded in Thursday’s vote.

Vice President Michel Temer will become acting president during her trial, which could take months, with a two-thirds majority vote eventually needed to force Ms Rousseff from office altogether.

Ms Rousseff denounced the impeachment drive as a coup attempt, saying Mr Temer conspired against her to return the country to the right.

Senate President Renan Calheiros, who oversaw the proceedings, told reporters that impeachment would be ‘traumatic’.

Opposition senators accused Ms Rousseff for running into the ground an economy now considered the worst performing among major developing nations, pursuing what they called populist policies that led to high inflation, recession and unemployment.

She was not accused of personal corruption, but was standing charged with manipulating government accounts to disguise the size of Brazil’s fiscal deficit to allow her to boost public spending during her 2014 re-election campaign.

The political crisis has deepened Brazil’s recession and comes at a time when Brazil hoped to be shining on the world stage as it prepares to host the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.

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The multiple crises have left the country divided between those blaming the suspended President and those loyal to the Workers’ Party, whose transformative social programs have lifted tens of millions of people from poverty.

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President summons the first Federal Parliament meeting for March 5

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KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has called for the first ever Federal Parliamentary meeting on March 5, 2018 at the International Conference Center, New Baneshwor.

President Bhandari has summoned the meeting as per Article 93 (1) of the constitution, a press release issued by the Office of the President said.

275 members, directly elected and those elected on basis of proportional representation system, constitute the Federal Parliament. House of Representatives and National Assembly jointly is called the federal parliamentary.

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The first federal parliament is being held after over two months since the House of Representative elections were held.

The election for the President is scheduled for March 9.

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