August 2016: Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.

Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
image of Brazil's president Michel Temer
Brazil's Senate votes on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office 61–20, more than the 54 votes needed. The impeachment vote clears the way for interim president Michel Temer to take the presidential oath, officially becoming Brazil's new leader.
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