Brazil's Lower House Chief Annuls Rousseff Impeachment Vote

May 9, 2016 3:44 PM

13 0

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.

Also read: Italy PM Renzi facing big referendum defeat: exit polls

Read more

To category page

Loading...