April 11, 2016 / 11:47 PM / a year ago

Brazil Congressional committee recommends impeaching President Rousseff

President Dilma Rousseff attends a news conference after visiting the new Embraer KC 390 military transport aircraft in Brasilia, Brazil April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

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 favor 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 favor, 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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