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Russian diplomat: Situation in Brazil should stay in constitutional frames

May 13, 2016, 17:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW

On May 12, Brazil’s Federal Senate voted in support of Brazilian President Rousseff’s impeachment

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MOSCOW, May 13. /TASS/. Any solutions around the situation with temporary suspension of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are to be taken in the framework of the constitution, without any external interference, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told TASS on Friday.

"We are closely watching the developments and insist that any decisions should be taken exclusively within the framework of the law, the constitution," he said. "Naturally, we think that any attempts at external interference with these processes are inadmissible."

On May 12, Brazil’s Federal Senate voted in support of Rousseff’s impeachment. Fifty-five lawmakers voted for while 22 - against. The president is to leave her office for a term of 180 days. Vice President Michel Temer will be acting President. The voting was preceded by more than 20-hour debates.

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