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Rousseff impeachment vote annulled, throwing Brazil legislature into chaos
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Rousseff impeachment vote annulled, throwing Brazil legislature into chaos

by firstsource newsMay 9, 2016

Surprise move by interim lower house speaker comes days before consideration of motion and prompts speculation he may be acting on behalf of predecessor

Video explainer: Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment

’s political tumult has deteriorated into a full-blown constitutional crisis after a little-known and newly appointed lower house speaker proclaimed the annulment of last month’s impeachment vote against president Dilma Rousseff.

The surprise move – which was immediately challenged by senior figures in the senate – provides a new twist in the country’s ongoing political drama that would stretch the credibility of a House of Cards plot.

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