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The Latest: Brazil Leader's Ally Admits Impeachment Defeat

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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.
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More coming in now:

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff suffered a crushing defeat on Sunday as a hostile and corruption-tainted congress voted to impeach her.

In a rowdy session of the lower house presided over by the president’s nemesis, house speaker Eduardo Cunha, and with 307 of the 513 deputies having backed impeachment, the government conceded it would not win enough votes to secure Rousseff’s position.

As the outcome became clear, Jose Guimarães, the leader of the Workers party in the lower house, conceded defeat with more than 80 votes still to be counted. “The fight is now in the courts, the street and the senate,” he said.

Watched by tens of millions at home and in the streets, the vote – which was announced deputy by deputy – saw the conservative opposition comfortably secure the two-thirds majority needed to advance the impeachment to the upper house.
Brazilian congress votes to impeach president Dilma Rousseff | World news | The Guardian
 

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Hopefully they will have the balls , so to speak, to actually complete a trial. If one country has the fortitude to go through with it then other countries might do what they need to to get rid of their corrupt leader(s)

While it is very clear corruption surrounds Rousseff, it's not exactly comforting that most of the people impeaching her are themselves under investigation for corruption.
 
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Deep Fried Dilma! Impeachment passes Congress. Now on to the Senate for convictions. Now if Venezuelans could do the same for Maduro, even better.
 
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I'd say Brazil is waking up from the illusions cast on them by leftist kleptocrats, but Jetboogieman brings up a very troubling point.

Latin American politics are really something else.

Now if Venezuelans could do the same for Maduro, even better.

They've started waking up down there.
 
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