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Congressmen hold signs during a session of the impeachment committee of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, April11, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino


BRASILIA (Reuters) - An impeachment committee of Brazil's lower house of Congress voted 38-27 on Monday that there are grounds to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws to allegedly favour her re-election in 2014.

Now, the full lower house must vote on the impeachment proceedings, which is expected to take place on Sunday.

If two-thirds of its members vote in favour, the impeachment will be sent to the Senate and Rousseff would be suspended if the upper house agrees by a simple majority to put her on trial.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler)


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