Of the 81 senators, 61 voted for her ousting, while 20 voted for her to remain. There were no abstentions. A two-thirds majority was needed for the president’s removal to be approved. Vice President Michel Temer took over as official president this afternoon.
Brazilian Senate votes to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, suspending her from office for a period of up to 180 days, during which Vice President Michel Temer will assume as acting president.