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Bolivian president considers Rousseff’s impeachment state coup

May 13, 9:11 UTC+3 BUENOS AIRES
The Brazilian Senate on Thursday voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office to face impeachment proceedings
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Bolivian President Evo Morales and Dilma Rousseff

Bolivian President Evo Morales and Dilma Rousseff

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BUENOS AIRES, May 13. /TASS/. The suspension of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is "a parliamentary and judicial coup," Bolivian President Evo Morales has said.

"We condemn this attack on democracy and economic stability in Brazil and the region," he wrote on his Twitter account.

The Brazilian Senate on Thursday voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff from office to face impeachment proceedings.

A total of 55 of the 81 members of Brazil's upper house voted in favor of the impeachment trial, which could last 180 days, while 22 voted against.

Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer will serve as interim head of state.

The debate that preceded the vote lasted more than 20 hours.

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