Brazil's Senate opens session that will likely suspend Rousseff

May 11, 2016 1:48 PM

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BRASILIA President Dilma Rousseff was expected to become Brazil's first leader in more than two decades to be removed from office as the Senate began a session on Wednesday that will vote on whether to try her for breaking budget rules.

If her opponents garner a simple majority in the 81-seat Senate, Rousseff will be suspended for up to six months during her trial, ending 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's largest economy.

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