Brazil’s ousted President Rousseff appeals to Supreme Court

Brazil’s ousted President Dilma Rousseff appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn the Senate’s decision to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules.

The Senate voted 61–20 on Wednesday to dismiss the leftist leader, confirming her conservative Vice President Michel Temer as president for the remainder of her term through 2018.

Rousseff’s lawyer, Jose Eduardo Cardozo, sought the injunction on grounds that lawyers for her accusers had made changes to their case that violated the right to due process, after they argued the president should also be judged for an economic crisis and sprawling corruption scandal in Brazil. Foto: Reuters/Reuters

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