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Brazilian President Rousseff’s impeachment to go ahead

The interim speaker said he had reversed a decision to annul the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

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The interim speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Tuesday said he had reversed a decision to annul the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Waldir Maranhao said in a statement that he “reversed the decision” on Monday to cancel the April vote by lawmakers that launched the process, a formality that clears the way for Rousseff’s impeachment to go ahead, Brazilian media reported.

His move comes after Senate President Renan Calheiros on Monday dismissed Maranhao’s annulment, saying the Senate would still go ahead with the impeachment.

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