Pro-impeachment camp moves closer to victory in Brazil

April 18, 2016 12:34 AM

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BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian legislators pushing to oust President Dilma Rousseff appeared to have the upper hand Sunday night, with a wide margin voting to impeach her and cut short a term running through 2018.

More than two hours into voting, the pro-impeachment camp was leading 254 to 87. If 342 of the Chamber of Deputies’ 513 members vote in favor, the proceedings move to the Senate for a possible trial. If senators voted to hold a trial that would suspend Rousseff and hand over the top job to Vice Pres...

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