French MPs request impeachment of President Hollande

French MPs request impeachment of President Hollande

Dozens of French opposition lawmakers late on Thursday formally requested an impeachmeant of President François Hollande over his disclosure of classified information to journalists for a tell-all book. The head of France’s National Assembly confirmed that he had transferred a copy of the impeachment request signed by 79 opposition MPs to the executive branch. The […]

Brazil arrests lawmaker who championed Rousseff’s impeachment

Brazil arrests lawmaker who championed Rousseff’s impeachment

Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested Eduardo Cunha who was one of the country’s most powerful lawmakers and the architect of former president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment until he became engulfed in corruption charges. “We can confirm that (Cunha) was detained in Brasilia,” a police spokesman told AFP. G1 news site published a copy of the arrest […]

Brazil’s Rousseff set to learn fate in final impeachment vote

Brazil’s Rousseff set to learn fate in final impeachment vote

Brazilian senators engaged in marathon debate Tuesday on the eve of voting on whether to strip Dilma Rousseff of the presidency and end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest country. Lawyers on both sides of the impeachment trial dividing Brazil made impassioned closing arguments, followed by final speeches from senators. The vote […]

Brazil’s Rousseff set to testify in impeachment showdown

Brazil’s Rousseff set to testify in impeachment showdown

Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff will confront her accusers Monday in a dramatic finale to a Senate impeachment trial likely to end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America’s biggest country. Rousseff’s testimony will come just hours before a final vote to decide her fate, with everything pointing to her being convicted. Rousseff, 68, […]

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazilian Senate votes to hold impeachment trial for Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate early Wednesday voted to hold an impeachment trial for the nation’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from office. The vote in favor of trying Rousseff, who was suspended from the presidency in May, was 59 in favor, 21 against. The Senate suspended Rousseff, the South American […]