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Rousseff’s Future In Brazil Hangs On Tonight's Vote

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at a women's conference on May 10, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff is facing an impeachment vote in the Senate tomorrow that could force her to step down from the presidency for 180 days and face trial.  (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at a women's conference on May 10, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff is facing an impeachment vote in the Senate tomorrow that could force her to step down from the presidency for 180 days and face trial. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Brazilian Senate will vote tonight on whether to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for breaking budget rules. As NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro explains to Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti, only 41 of the 81 senators need to be in favor of a trial for Rousseff for her to be removed from office.

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