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Brazil's Senate decides not to bar Rousseff from public office

(Agency) Updated: 2016-08-31 13:20

Brazil's Senate decides not to bar Rousseff from public office

Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff attends the final session of debate and voting on Rousseff's impeachment trial in Brasilia, Brazil, August 29, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

BRASILIA, Aug 31 - Brazil's Senate decided that former President Dilma Rouseeff, who was removed from office earlier on Wednesday, should not be barred from holding public office.

Senators voted 42-36 to allow Rousseff to maintain her political rights, short of the two-thirds needed to bar her. Under Brazilian law, a dismissed president is prevented from holding any government job, even teaching posts at state universities.

 

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