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Rousseff's impeachment trial could end in August

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Brasilia, May 26: The impeachment trial of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff could end in August, officials said. “The impeachment effort against suspended President Dilma Rousseff may reach a fil decision in August, according to a work schedule presented Wednesday by Setor Antonio Astasia, rapporteur of the current Procedural Commission for the Impeachment,” the state news agency Agencia Brasil reported on Wednesday. The timetable includes Rousseff’s defence, testimony from witnesses and an expert, and the gathering of documents. “June 20 is the date fixed for Rousseff’s interrogation before the commission... She may choose to attend or be represented by her counsel,” Xinhua news agency reported citing Agencia Brasil.

Setor Astasia is to read his fil report, “which could either recommend or oppose Rousseff’s removal” to the commission on July 25, and it would be voted on in two days. On August 1 or 2, the Congress would vote on the commission’s findings via a simple majority vote of “half of all setors attending plus one”. “After the report is voted on in the full Sete, the process moves to its last ballot,” under the supervision of Supreme Court chief Ricardo Lewandowski. (IANS)

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