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Impeached Rousseff Still Able to Hold Political Office in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday Dilma Rousseff was impeached by the Brazilian senate. The controversy that arose after the impeachment vote however, was not about Rousseff being ousted from the presidency but the fact that the senate also voted to allow her to maintain her political rights, and run for public office.

"There is no constitutional provision to allow for one to vote for the loss of office, and another for the disqualification for the exercise of public function," stated Senator Alvaro Dias in documents asking to the courts to revoke the latter . . .

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