Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff suspended
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff must step aside immediately following a vote in the upper house to move forward with impeachment proceedings stemming from allegations she broke budget laws.
Fifty-five of the 81 members of the upper house voted in favor of the motion early Thursday, with 22 voting against.
The country's first female president will now face an impeachment trial and, for the duration of that process — up to 180 days — will be suspended from office.
Vice President Michel Temer will assume the presidency.