- Apr 13, 2011
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[/FONT]The Latest on the attempt in Brazil's Congress to impeach President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):10:20 p.m.
The leader of the government coalition in Brazil's lower house of Congress is conceding defeat in trying to fend off the impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff.
Chamber of Deputies member Jose Guimaraes made the comments late Sunday as the opposition approached victory but still had not reached the threshold of votes needed to adopt the impeachment measure.
About 4 1/2 four hours into voting, the pro-impeachment camp is leading 307 to 107.
If 342 of the lower house's 513 lawmakers vote in favor, the proceedings move to the Senate. There, a separate vote to hold a trial could suspend Rousseff and hand over the top job to Vice President Michel Temer.
[FONT=Proxima-Nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Guimaraes, who is a member of the president's Workers' Party, says that Temer doesn't have the legitimacy to govern and that the fight is just beginning.
[FONT=Proxima-Nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Read more @: [/FONT]The Latest: Brazil Leader's Ally Admits Impeachment Defeat
[FONT=Proxima-Nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It is not looking good for Rousseff.... It seems a key ally is already admitting defeat. More im sure will come soon. [/FONT]