MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Brazilian Senate will hold the final vote in two weeks on whether suspended President Dilma Rousseff should be impeached, local media reported on Friday citing Rousseff's lawyer.
The upper house of the Brazilian parliament voted this week by a majority of 59 to 21 to go ahead with the impeachment process against Rousseff after she was accused of doctoring budget figures in the run-up to the presidential election in 2014.
A two-thirds majority will be needed for the Senate to impeach the 68-year-old politician. She will be reinstated as president if it fails. Caretaker President Michael Temer will stay in power until a new presidential election if Rousseff goes.