31 August 2016 at 22:42 GMT
Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff has been thrown out of office by the country’s corruption-tainted senate after a gruelling impeachment trial that ends 13 years of Workers’ party rule. Jonathan Watts and Donna Bowater write that following a crushing 61 to 20 defeat in the upper house, Rousseff will be replaced for the remaining two years and four months of her term by Michel Temer, a centre-right patrician who was among the leaders of the campaign against his former running mate. In a separate vote, the senate voted 42 to 36 not to bar Rousseff from public office for eight years.
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