Brazil Dilma Rousseff impeached by Brazilian senate for breaking budget laws

She will be replaced by her vice president, Michael Temer, who has been acting since May after she was suspended pending a probe into the allegation, until his term expires in 2018.

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Brazilian Senators have voted by 61 to 20 to impeach its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, for allegedly massaging fiscal data for her 2014 re-election.

She will be replaced by her vice president, Michael Temer, who has been acting since May after she was suspended pending a probe into the allegation, until his term expires in 2018.

The vote followed a five-day hearing in which dozens of witnesses and senators spoke.

Rousseff has described the entire impeachment motion against her as a "coup," when she was suspended in May, vowing to fight it.

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In her testimony on Monday, she branded the impeachment proceedings as a "parliamentary coup" warning that “democracy is condemned along with me.”

She is the first Brizilian leader to be stripped off the presidency since 1992 when a similar motion was considered against Fernando Collor de Mello.

However, Collor de Mello resigned before the impeachment motion against him was heard.

The Brazilain constitution automatically prevents an impeached president from holding officials posts for eight years.

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