LIVE: Brazilian National Congress votes on impeachment procedures against President Rousseff
The lower house of the National Congress of Brazil, the Chamber of Deputies, is expected to vote on the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday, April 17. On Monday evening, a technical committee voted 38 to 27 in favour of the motion that impeachment proceedings against Rousseff should go ahead. If two-thirds of the 513 delegates in the lower chamber vote in favour of the impeachment, the matter will then be sent to the Senate, who can decide whether or not to put Rousseff on trial. Rousseff is accused of corruption involving the violation of fiscal rules.