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RIO DE JANEIRO, April 12. /TASS/. A special congressional commission in Brazil on Monday voted for impeaching President Dilma Rousseff. As many as 38 deputies on the 65-strong body voted for the impeachment.
Under Brazilian legislation, the commission’s verdict is now to be considered at a plenary session of the lower house of parliament, which is very likely to vote for impeaching Dilma Rousseff on April 17.
For the process to go on, the impeachment motion needs support by two-thirds of the members of parliament, or 342 voted. If their number turns out to be smaller, the procedure will be stopped, but if it continues unabated, the final decision on the Mrs. Rousseff’s plight will be taken by the Senate upper house of parliament.
In the wake of reports on the commission’s move, thousands of Brazilians gathered on Monday night in the downtown area of Rio to voice their support for Mrs. Rousseff. The participants waved slogans like "No to the State Coup’.
Mrs. Rousseff’s predecessor in the office, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, popular performers like the singer songwriter Chico Buarque, and the actors starring in popular local telenovelas joined forces at the rally, with assessments putting the number of participants into the bracket of 35,000 to 50,000.
At the time of reporting, no official data on the number of participants was released yet.