In Brazil, a scandal erupted due to the unexpected announcement official on Monday about whether the Senate vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff to be held this week.
The confusion began Monday when Valdir Maranhao, the current speaker of the lower house of Brazil, said he wanted to cancel the vote of the legislative body approving the motion for the impeachment of Rousseff.
This vote was the first major legislative step in the process of impeachment, paving the way for another vote, which is expected to happen this week. Senators were chosen to vote on Wednesday on whether Rousseff to face a court of impeachment.
The President of the Brazilian Senate, Renan Calheiros, later said that he did not "recognize" movement from the lower chamber annulling the vote for impeachment was going to go forward with the schedule of the Senate. The vote on the impeachment of Rousseff is scheduled for Wednesday.
Soon after he made his statement Calheiros was forced to suspend the session of the Senate because of the screaming and fighting. Legal experts told CNN that the vote can be overturned by the Supreme court of Brazil. Legislators can also challenge it themselves and demand that it was put to the vote directly in the lower house, experts say.
Rousseff is accused of violation of the budget law by borrowing money from state banks to cover the deficit and pay for social programs. If senators approve the motion for impeachment against her, she will be obliged to leave the presidency within 180 days and to protect themselves. Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer will be forced to temporarily take over the reins. Rousseff has publicly criticized record on numerous occasions, describing the process of impeachment as a coup and claiming that other Brazilian leaders have used the same approach of accounting.
In 2010, Rousseff became the first woman President and had very high ratings.
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