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Brazil Senate Committee Votes for Rousseff Impeachment Trial

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of a new stage of the state-subsidized housing program at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 6, 2016. EVARISTO SA / AFP - Getty Images

A Senate committee recommended Brazil's President Rousseff be put on trial by the chamber on charges of breaking budget laws in an impeachment process, Friday.

The committee voted 15-5 for the impeachment trial, which expected to lead to her suspension from office next week. If she loses in the vote in the plenary on Wednesday, as expected, Rousseff would be suspended automatically and Vice President Michel Temer will replace her as acting president.

This is a developing story.

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