AXED – REP WHO PUSHED FOR ROUSS­EFF IM­PEACH­MENT

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted yes­ter­day to oust its for­mer speaker Ed­uardo Cunha, who spear­headed the drive to im­peach pres­i­dent Dilma Rouss­eff. Cunha, who is of­ten com­pared to the ma­nip­u­la­tive vil­lain Frank Un­der­wood of the hit Net­flix se­ries House of Cards, was stripped of his Cham­ber of Deputies seat by a re­sound­ing vote of 450 in favour, 10 against and nine ab­sten­tions. The 57-year-old re­signed as speaker in July amid ac­cu­sa­tions of cor­rup­tion linked to state oil firm Petro­bras. – AFP

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