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Brazil’s Rousseff to appeal to Supreme Court over impeachment

Brazil’s Rousseff to appeal to Supreme Court over impeachmentBrazilian expelled President Dilma Rousseff has filled in appeal to the Supreme Court on Thursday concerning Senate's decision to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules.

On Wednesday Brazilian Senate voted 61-20 to oust Rousseff, and her Vice President Michel Temer will serve the president term through 2018 instead of her.

Rousseff's attorney, Jose Eduardo Cardozo, said the injunction had made changes to the case that violated the right to due process. It came after prosecutors argued the president should also be judged for an economic crisis and sprawling corruption scandal in Brazil.

Cardozo also argued that the court to change the budget law dated 1950, which were used by opponents for charging Rousseff in manipulating with government accounts.

But for now the Supreme Court has reject Rousseff's defense’s requests conserning the impeachment process against her.

"This is a predictable request, but its chances of being successful are very, very remote," said Thiago de Aragao, a political analyst and partner at Brasilia-based consultancy Arko Advice.
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