Just In: Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, impeached

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the Diplomat Day ceremony at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, on June 17, 2013. Brazilian Government faces protest in some state capitals against the allocation of funds towards the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup at a time when Brazil is in dire need of investment in other areas. AFP PHOTO / Evaristo SA        (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the Diplomat Day ceremony at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, on June 17, 2013. Brazilian Government faces protest in some state capitals against the allocation of funds towards the Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup at a time when Brazil is in dire need of investment in other areas. AFP PHOTO / Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil’s Senate has removed President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget.

Sixty-one Senators against 20 voted in favour of the impeachment Wednesday.

Ms Rousseff was suspended in May after the Senate voted to go ahead with the impeachment process.

Brazil’s lawmakers accused her of re-assigning funds between budget items.

Her critics said she was trying to plug deficit holes in popular social programmes to boost her chances of being re-elected for a second term in October 2014, reports the BBC.

Ms Rousseff said she did nothing wrong, and called the attempt to remove her a coup d’etat.

He impeachment puts an end to 13 years in power of her Workers’ Party.

Acting President Michel Temer will serve out her term, which ends on 1 January 2019

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