Brazil's Lower House Chief Annuls Rousseff Impeachment Vote

May 9, 2016 3:44 PM

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Brazil’s interim lower house chief Waldir Maranhao called for a new vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, in a surprise move that prompted a selloff across local markets.

Maranhao said he annulled the lower house vote last month in favor of Rousseff’s impeachment, citing procedural irregularities, according to a statement sent by the press office of the lower house presidency. The decision comes in response to a request by the attorney-general’s office.

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