Brazil could impeach President

  • 12/04/2016
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. (Reuters)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. (Reuters)

An impeachment committee of Brazil's lower house of congress has voted 38-27 that there are grounds to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.

The move is over charges of breaking budget laws to allegedly favour her re-election in 2014.

Now, the full lower house must vote on the impeachment proceedings, which is expected to take place on Sunday.

If two-thirds of its members vote in favour, the impeachment will be sent to the senate and Rousseff would be suspended if the upper house agrees by a simple majority to put her on trial.