Brazil's parliament starts impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff

2015-12-03 08:28
(Eraldo Peres, AP)

(Eraldo Peres, AP)

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Brasilia - The president of Brazil's lower house has given the green light to impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

Eduardo Cunha said on Wednesday she was suspected of falsification of state accounts, the news website G1 reported.

Rousseff denied any wrongdoing and said she was indignant at the accusation.

If a special committee that includes representatives of all parties accepts the impeachment, it will go to a vote of the full lower house.

The impeachment process needs a two-thirds majority in the lower house followed by the same majority in the upper house to remove the president from office.

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