Brazilian President Impeached

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country’s presidency in a Senate impeachment vote.

Ms. Rousseff was convicted by 61 of the 81 senators of illegally manipulating the national budget. The vote, passing the needed two-thirds majority, meant she was immediately removed from office.

Brazil’s first female president Rousseff, from the leftist Workers’ Party, is accused of taking illegal state loans to patch budget holes in 2014, masking the country’s problems as it slid into its deepest recession in decades.

Michel Temer sworn in as new president until the next scheduled elections in late 2018. He immediately named a new government with an agenda of shifting Brazil to the right after more than a decade of leftist rule.