Russian Airborne Force ex-commander admits possibility of NATO’s attack on eastern flankRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 11:45
Russian MP says Moscow expects cooperation with Trump in war on terrorRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 11:18
Russian manufacturer ready to extend serial production of newest T-90MS tankMilitary & Defense February 20, 10:14
Russia, US should start with minor steps to restore ties — US expertWorld February 20, 8:38
Vitaly Saveliev: Aeroflot out in the openBusiness & Economy February 20, 8:00
Ambassador says Qatar interested in joining Astana talks on SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 7:30
Russia’s Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in ColombiaSport February 20, 3:40
Lenin Moreno leads after 1st round of presidential election in Ecuador — exit pollsWorld February 20, 2:31
Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
RIO DE JANEIRO, August 31 /TASS/. Brazil’s Federal Senate (parliament’s upper house) on Wednesday allowed impeached Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to work at state institutions after her resignation by 36 votes (more than one third).
Initially, Rousseff was supposed to be automatically banned from working at state-run institutions for the next 8 years in case of the impeachment. However, Ricardo Lewandowski, Chairman of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court, said he did not see any legal barriers for holding another vote on that issue. Had the lawmakers voted for the ban, Rousseff would have been forbidden to teach at state-run educational establishments. Earlier, the former president had said she would like to read lectures at one of Brazilian universities.
Brazil’s Federal Senate (parliament’s upper house) on Wednesday voted out suspended President Dilma Rousseff by 61 votes against 20 without abstentions. It means she is going to quit her post for good. Vice-President Michel Temer will be the head of state until the end of 2018.
The vote took place by open ballot, in which all the 81 senators without exception (no one was absent) had taken part.
The impeachment supporters sang Brazil’s national anthem after the vote results had appeared on the electronic panel. Rousseff’s supporters shouted slogans in her support.
Alleged financial fraud during the first months of Rousseff’s second term in office is the impeachment supporters’ chief motive. They are accusing Rousseff of signing several decrees on the allocation of state funds without prior consultations with parliament and delaying payments to state banks. The opposition considers it as an attempt to conceal the budget deficit. Rousseff considers herself to be innocent and has called the impeachment initiative to be politically-motivated.