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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Wins Temporary Reprieve From Impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won a temporary reprieve from threatened impeachment thanks to a Supreme Court intervention and her principal opponent’s decision to hold off for now on opening proceedings.

Brazil’s highest court slowed an expected rush to impeach Rousseff by ruling against lower house speaker, Eduardo Cunha — the man with the power to trigger impeachment — on procedural questions.


Cunha said the ruling did not affect the basis for impeachment but delayed his final decision, which had been expected Tuesday, on several impeachment requests filed in Congress.

“He will wait until next week before taking a decision,” a spokesman for the speaker’s office told AFP. Source: Yahoo News

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