If returned to office, Brazil’s Rousseff favors new election

June 15, 2016 12:26 AM

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If returned to office, Brazil’s Rousseff favors new election

BRASILIA, Brazil — Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday she would favor new elections to help Latin America’s largest nation emerge from a political crisis — if she is first returned to office.

In an interview with foreign news agencies, Rousseff said she must first survive an upcoming trial in which senators will decide whether to permanently remove her from office.

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