Brazil's top court suspends impeachment of Rousseff




 
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December 9th, 2015  
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Brazil's Supreme Court has suspended impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff until it can rule on the constitutional validity of the opposition bid to impeach her, a court official said on Wednesday. Justice Luiz Edson Fachin decided late on Tuesday to suspend the appointment of an impeachment committee and all its proceedings until the top court can meet on Dec. 16 to decide on the constitutional issue, the official said. Fachin's decision temporarily stops the process begun last week by the speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, who took up an opposition request to impeach Rousseff for allegedly breaking Brazil's budget laws.




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