Brazil's Rousseff loses legal battle, faces impeachment threat




 
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Brazil's Rousseff loses legal battle, faces impeachment threat
 
October 8th, 2015  
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Brazil's Rousseff loses legal battle, faces impeachment threat
By Anthony Boadle and Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's besieged President Dilma Rousseff lost a major battle on Wednesday when the federal audit court rejected her government's accounts from last year, paving the way for her opponents to try to impeach her. In a unanimous vote, the Federal Accounts Court, known as the TCU, ruled that Rousseff's government manipulated its accounts in 2014 to disguise a widening fiscal deficit as she campaigned for re-election. The ruling, the TCU's first against a Brazilian president in nearly 80 years, is not legally binding but it will be used by opposition lawmakers to argue for impeachment proceedings against the unpopular leftist leader in an increasingly hostile Congress.




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