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Subcommittee to discuss procedures related to impeachment

A draft impeachment procedure drawn up in April 2016 and a comparative study about impeachment proceedings in seven other countries will be among the documents MPs will work through on Wednesday when the National Assembly’s subcommittee on the review of rules meets to deliberate on a draft procedure to remove the[…]

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Concourt to deliver judgment on Zuma impeachment

The EFF and other parties brought the case in a bid to seek impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court is set to deliver judgment in the so- called Zuma impeachment case. The EFF and other parties brought the case in a bid to seek impeachment proceedings against[…]

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Judgment reserved in Zuma impeachment case

Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in an application brought by the Economic Freedom Front and other opposition parties trying to have President Jacob Zuma impeached. The Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Front, Congress of the People and the United Democratic Movement want the court to order National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete[…]

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ConCourt expected to hear application for Zuma’s impeachment

The Constitutional Court will on Tuesday hear an application by opposition parties for Parliament to institute impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court in a statement said the application was brought by the EFF, the UDM and Cope against National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and Zuma for various[…]

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Brazil Senate votes to impeach Dilma Rousseff

Senators in Brazil have voted to indict suspended President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws. At least 59 senators voted in favour of proceeding with the impeachment of Brazil’s first woman president early on Wednesday, with 21 senators voting against and zero absentees. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman, reporting[…]

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Brazil orders diplomats to rebut impeachment critics

Brazil’s new foreign minister, Jose Serra, has ordered diplomats to rebut any government, media or international organization that criticizes the impeachment of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The nine-page document cited a dozen examples of censure of the impeachment process that removed Rousseff[…]

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Rousseff impeachment, stops oil corruption probe

Secret phone recordings between Brazil’s planning minister and the former president of Transperto have revealed that the minister suggested a “change” in the government to “stop the bleeding” caused by an investigation into Petrobras. The March conversation between Planning Minister Romero Juca and former Transperto President Sergio Machado took place[…]

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Brazil Senate to vote on Rousseff’s impeachment

Brazil’s senators are debating whether to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial over allegations that she illegally manipulated the budget to hide a growing fiscal deficit. The debate, which continued into the early hours of Thursday, will be followed by a vote that could suspend Rousseff, the first woman to[…]

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Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment thrown into chaos

Brazil’s Senate is pressing ahead with the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff despite a surprise decision by the lower house’s interim speaker to annul it. Renan Calheiros, the head of the Senate or upper house, said on Monday he had rejected the interim speaker’s decision and that a vote[…]

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