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Brazil president says she won't quit after impeachment vote

Brazil president says she won't quit after impeachment vote

Expressing outrage over the congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff says she will not resign and vows to keep fighting the forces arrayed against her.

The defiant comments came at a Monday news conference at the presidential palace, which was Rousseff's first public appearance since the Chamber of Deputies voted 367-137 the previous night to send the impeachment proceedings to the Senate for a possible trial of Brazil's first female president.

The proceedings against Rousseff are based on accusations that her administration used illegal accounting tricks that allowed government spending to shore up flagging support before...

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