Source: News Bharati English01 Sep 2016 12:51:26
Brasilia, September 1: Dilma Rousseff was voted out by Brazil’s senate from the presidency on Wednesday which was the aftermath of impeachment process that has seen her suspended from office since May. The removal from the office was supported by Sixty-one senators, seven more than the two-thirds needed. After the removal, Michel Temer stepped in as the new interim president.
Temer, 75, swore in, in a tight packed ceremony. "Today we inaugurate a new era of two years and four months to see out the current presidential mandate”, Temer said. He will be in the presidents chair till the next election scheduled in late 2018.
Earlier, president Rousseff was voted against by 61 of 81 senators to impeach her, on Wednesday. Rousseff gave a statement after the senate vote where she said that, “"They decided to interrupt the mandate of a president who had committed no crime. They have convicted an innocent person and carried out a parliamentary coup." Meanwhile, Rousseff's lawyer, Jose Eduardo Cardozo pointed out that the former president would appeal against her impeachment.
Rousseff is accused of taking illegal state loans to patch budget holes in 2014, masking the country's problems as it slid into its deepest recession in decades. Earlier in the month of May, Brazil’s Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office. By the vote of 55 to 22, lawmakers accepted the charges against Rousseff, accusing her of borrowing from state banks to conceal a looming deficit. “We could no longer ignore these crimes and thus voted for impeachment,” had said Álvaro Dias, a senator from the Green Party.